A website for Collectors of Fine Antique and Historic Weapons for sale online worldwide. Our collection includes fine antique and obsolete caliber firearms, swords and other items of military, historic and sporting interest; in particular cherished pieces from the best Continental and English gun makers. We do not sell deactivated weapons, or ammunition of any sort.

We are pleased to be able to offer Worldwide Shipping for any purchase at very competative rates from our bases in the UK and Europe. Please CONTACT US if you have any questions or for further information read our page about Shipping HERE.




Hear what some of our customers have to say.


"Just to say thank you so much - once again, ROA have come up trumps, took the quickest delivery of my little pistol today. Purchase completed with the simplest of phone calls to confirm my order, a second phone call confirmed my delivery number, carrier and contact details. Bingo! Carrier confirmed my one hour time slot as stated by ROA and my parcel was delivered on time, double boxed, safe as houses. (The purchase was over the phone because my computer was jumping around - my last purchase was completed online - no hassle). No need to say - the pistol was exactly as described and is FANTASTIC! I am once again delighted with the service from this company."

Mr U, Kent

'I've been dealing with 'ROA' for some time now and have always found your company to offer outstanding, quality pieces at superb prices. The photo's and descriptions are absolutely 100% accurate... What the customer sees and reads, is what the customer gets.  Without exception !  

~It has been my great pleasure to be one of those customers...
Have a great Christmas and a prosperous 2016.

Dr M, London

'Just to let you know that the Tranter 1868 .320 Revolver I recently purchased from ROA arrived safely today.
You were absolutely right when you said that even your excellent photos didnt do the pistol justice. I am thrilled with the sheer quality of the engravings and mechanisms. It is now the star of my collection.
Thanks for the continued quality products and informed and friendly service that I've experienced with each purchase from ROA.'

Mr K, Sittingbourne

I am most grateful for your prompt reply Sue (To break convention!). In fact your package has just arrived! I could see at once that the holster pistols were exactly what I had supposed they would be. They are quite the most perfect pair I have seen in a long while! In short I am Delighted with them and that with a Capital D!!! Please tell your Partner that I am most impressed with the quality of the antiques he selects. They are the selection of someone who has fine taste and a true eye for quality in any item. Tell him also that I have a period shallow writing box which I shall take great pleasure in converting into a simple pistol box for these most elegant guns. Add that I have greatly enjoyed our conversations by Landline and that I shall, in future, watch ROA Lists with a view to more transactions (Whilst the gods permit me!). My Very Best Wishes.'

Mr A P, Preston

'The Spencer carbine arrived safe and sound, packaging intact.
Thank you so much for your excellent service. The Spencer carbine is exactly as described and a beautiful example of a Civil War armament. May I also congratulate you on your website. It is well designed and gives excellent information on your products.

Mr J, Stockton-on-Tees

'Thank you for your e-mail. I can confirm that the pistols were delivered yesterday.
I am extremely pleased with both the pistols and the excellent service from ROA.
They were delivered well packed, very quickly and are exactly what I was looking for.
I have ordered before from you (back in 2010) and I am sure I will do again.

Mr F, Cheltenham

'Just a short note to thank you both. I purchased three pistols from ROA and can not find words that give justice to the fantastic service they provided to me. The guns were far superior then photos could show. I would highly recommend them to anybody looking to buy from their site.
I think the products are fairly priced, a great shopping experience and will be buying from them in the future. Very fast postage.'

Mr M, Selby

'I must say it's a great little pistol and good value for money. I'm very pleased with it. It's nice to see a dealer that isn't afraid to sell a few lower end items for us impoverished novice collectors! Please keep them coming, I'll be watching.'

Mr B, Clevedon

'Just to let you know that The Harkom Sporting Rifle has arrived, and that I am delighted with every aspect of it.
Thanks yet again for all your efforts, and I hope to be buying more items from you in the near future.'

Mr J, Bath

Just to say that the parcel arrived safely today, and that I’m very pleased with the Sea-Service.

Mr M, Anstruther

The rifle arrived safe and sound today - very many thanks. It's a superb example, and I'm extremely pleased with it. I look forward greatly to shooting it at my club in due course, once placed on ticket.

Mr H, East Lothian




ROA is now working alongside ADF Logistics to provide specialist shipping services for antique weapons between the UK and mainland Europe.

If you have any shipping requirements, separate from any purchase from this website, you can contact them at antiques@adflogistics.uk.


UK Ivory Ban

The UK Government intend to implement a ban on the sale of ALL ivory, regardless of age There would be just four exempt categories: Musical instruments, items containing a small proportion of ivory (less than 20%), items of significant historic, artistic or cultural value, sales between museums.

Ivory grips on guns or swords which are considered removable are not exempt and therefore the sale of these items will shorlty be banned.

We support any measures which are in the interest of conservation, although it is indeed unfortuate that these measures are likely to have an affect on valuable historic arms for which there is no exemption. If you are in posession of items containing ivory which you would like to sell before the ban is implemented please contact us.

Purchase Declaration

Please note that in order to protect both our Customers and ourselves in relation to the sale of Antique Weapons all purchases to the UK must be accompanied by a Purchase Declaration which can be completed online HERE.


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