A Cased 54-Bore Six-Shot Single-Action Gas-Sealed Percussion Revolver
Lot 409*
A Cased 54-Bore Six-Shot Single-Action Gas-Sealed Percussion Revolver
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 3,923) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Cased 54-Bore Six-Shot Single-Action Gas-Sealed Percussion Revolver
By J. Lang, 22 Cockspur St., London, Circa 1853-74
With blued octagonal sighted barrel engraved around the muzzle, signed in full along the top flat and engraved with foliage on each side of the breech-block around the hammer retaining screw, fluted cylinder, foliate scroll engraved case-hardened action and hammer (nose replaced), linked and sprung Blissett patent rammer with sprung side-catch and numbered '2792', blued foliate scroll engraved trigger-guard, chequered figured rounded butt, case-hardened foliate engraved ovoidal butt-cap with lanyard ring for suspension, silver escutcheon engraved with owner's initials, and retaining much of its original finish: in original lined and fitted oak case (lid slightly warped, escutcheon missing) with accessories including powder-flask and brass bullet-mould, London proof marks

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Martin B. Retting Collection, Los Angeles

    Joseph Lang is recorded at 22 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, London, between 1853 and 1874

    For another example by Parker, Field & Sons and sold in these Rooms see Antique Arms and Armour, 6 April 2006, lot 351
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