A .450 revolver by London Armoury Co.
Lot 80S5
A .450 revolver by London Armoury Co.
Sold for £87 (US$ 147) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A .450 revolver by London Armoury Co.
No serial number visible
The frame converted from a percussion revolver, the heptagonal barrel with blade-foresight, the cylinder-strap engraved London Armoury Co, James Kerr & Co's Successors, 36 King William St, border-engraved frame, the right side mounted with an ejector-rod and fitted with a loading-gate (hammer thumb-spur removed), the butt with two-piece chequered wooden grips and lanyard-ring
6in. barrel, Birmingham Black Powder proof

Footnotes

  • A similar revolver, held in the Student's Room of the Tower of London, is depicted in A.W.F. Taylerson et al, The Revolver, 1818-1865, pl. 26, and discussed on pp.264-5, being described as a descendant of the Webley Longspur design. This example appears to differ in having multi-groove rifling rather than the five grooves normally observed.

    The removal of the thumb-spur from the hammer has rendered the revolver inoperable in its current state
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