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14th December 2017 14:54  

Lincoln Bisley backstrap cocking Air Pistol


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14th December 2017 14:57  

Lincoln Bisley backstrap cocking Air Pistol.

 

With thanks to John A for this extraordinary pic he took of a friend's collection.

The caption, kindly also provided by John, is as follows:

Air pistols from Lincoln Jeffries and Lincoln Jeffries Junior.

Top: Pre-World War One ‘large’ Bisley c.1910-11 serial number 3 with backstrap cocking lever.
Second down: Lincoln butt-cylinder patent 1921, barrel-cocker serial number 1033.
Third down: ‘Small’ Bisley 1921 patents with rotary lock-up for backstrap lever, serial number number 27.
Fourth down: Similar to above - but with side mounted spring latch to lock the backstrap, serial number 111.
Lower: Lincoln Jeffries Scout push-in barrel cocking pistol c.1922 - 1926.

 

 

Thanks to John also for this pic.

The caption is as follows: Lincoln Jeffries Junr. 1921 Patent, fixed barrel, all-steel ‘small’ Bisley pistol serial number 21. Note the rotating breech lever catch for the backstrap cocking lever and pellet seating pin, after direct loading at the breech. [Photo: Paul Dobson]

Photo: Paul Dobson © John A

 

And to John, thanks for this pic of the extraordinary 'Improved Bisley' tap loader, open at full cock.

John Atkins' Collection

 

Thanks to Richard L for the following pics.


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14th December 2017 14:58  

Lincoln Bisley backstrap cocking Air Pistol - Patent Information.

 

With thanks to Peter for these scans of research by Dennis Commins.


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14th December 2017 14:59  

Lincoln Bisley backstrap cocking Air Pistol - Prototype.

 

This pistol sold recently at a sale by JS Fine Arts Auctiion. The hammer price was £3,000 which made a total inclusive of commission and VAT of £3,630.

The auction blurb was: "Lot 2007 A 'LINCOLN' TYPE AIR PISTOL, THE BRONZE AND POLISHED STEEL FRAME MARKED PATENT APPLIED FOR 10250 AND PW6019, IN .177 CALIBRE. COMPLETE WITH A COPY OF THE LINCOLN JEFFRIES AND COMPANY LIMITED IMPROVEMENTS IN SPRING AIR PISTOLS PATENT-ACCEPTED 27TH APRIL 1911"

 


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14th December 2017 15:00  

Lincoln Bisley backstrap cocking Air Pistol - Type C.

 

With thanks to John G for these pics. Type C refers to the classification system proposed in John Griffiths' book, <i>The Encyclopedia of Spring Air Pistols</i>.

 

 

This pistol sold at auction in 2015. The new owner says it is in .20 calibre.


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3rd June 2019 15:46  

Lincoln Bisley backstrap cocking Air Pistol

These pics copyright Holts Auctioneers






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