A Six-Shot Percussion Pepperbox Revolver Of Small Bore
Lot 277
A Six-Shot Percussion Pepperbox Revolver Of Small Bore
Sold for £475 (US$ 798) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Six-Shot Percussion Pepperbox Revolver Of Small Bore
By G. & J. Deane, 46 King William St., London Bridge, London, Circa 1840
With fluted barrels signed in full, engraved around the muzzles and numbered from '1' to '6' at the breeches, border engraved action (defective, nipple-shield incomplete) decorated with scrolling foliage, engraved bar-hammer with guilloche along the top, thumbpiece safety-catch, trigger-guard and ovoidal butt-cap decorated en suite with the action, the latter with hinged circular butt-trap cover, finely chequered figured rounded butt, and vacant silver escutcheon (some rust patination), London proof marks
6 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • George & John Deane exhibited an 'Electro-plated silver revolving pistol' at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and were succeeded by Deane, Adams & Deane
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