A Very Rare 54-Bore Pennell Patent 'Hammerless' Six-Shot Self-Cocking Percussion Belt Revolver
Lot 209
A Very Rare 54-Bore Pennell Patent 'Hammerless' Six-Shot Self-Cocking Percussion Belt Revolver
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,208) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Very Rare 54-Bore Pennell Patent 'Hammerless' Six-Shot Self-Cocking Percussion Belt Revolver
Retailed By Rowntree, Penrith, Circa 1855
With blued octagonal sighted barrel signed along the top flat, engraved around the muzzle and with foliate scrollwork at the breech (rammer mount damaged), pivoting patent barrel-catch, cylinder, patent open frame engraved with scrolling foliage and with safety-stud on the left side, enclosed striker (striker housing with some bruising), foliate scroll engraved tang and trigger-guard, case-hardened ovoidal butt-cap with hinged circular butt-trap cover engraved with a flower-head, chequered figured rounded butt (chipped on one side), vacant silver escutcheon, belt hook (mostly missing), and retaining much original finish, Birmingham proof marks
17.8 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • This revolver, one of about twelve thought to survive, incorporates Thomas Pennell's British Patent No. 1038 of 29 April 1853

    For another example sold in these Rooms see Fine Antique Arms and Armour, 24 November 2010, lot 269. For more information see A.W.F. Taylerson, R.A.N. Andrews and J. Frith, The Revolver 1818-1865, 1968, p. 301
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