A fine cased .450 (CF) Webley 'No.4' (Pryse) revolver, no. 2013/4843  Retailed by Manton & Co., Gunmakers, London & Calcutta In a Manton & Co. brass-mounted oak and leather case (handle partially detached) with purple velvet lining and brass plaque with Manton & Co. address, and including an ivory-mounted cleaning-rod with jag, brush and Turk's head, gold-plated turnscrew with turned swelling ivory handle, and later gold-plated oil bottle by T.F. Wood & Son
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A fine cased .450 (CF) Webley 'No.4' (Pryse) revolver, no. 2013/4843 Retailed by Manton & Co., Gunmakers, London & Calcutta In a Manton & Co. brass-mounted oak and leather case (handle partially detached) with purple velvet lining and brass plaque with Manton & Co. address, and including an ivory-mounted cleaning-rod with jag, brush and Turk's head, gold-plated turnscrew with turned swelling ivory handle, and later gold-plated oil bottle by T.F. Wood & Son
£3,500 - 4,500
US$ 5,900 - 7,500
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A fine cased .450 (CF) Webley 'No.4' (Pryse) revolver, no. 2013/4843 Retailed by Manton & Co., Gunmakers, London & Calcutta
Retaining virtually-full gold-plated finish, the frame, muzzle, trigger-guard, cylinder and butt-cap with foliate-scroll engraving, colour-hardened action-pins, the butt with one-piece chequered ivory grip, engraved butt-cap with lanyard-ring, the octagonal barrel, stamped Manton & Co. London & Calcutta on the top-rib, with open-sights, the left side of the breech stamped with the maker's 'Winged Bullet' stamp and Webley's .450CF No. 4, the left side of the frame with patent cylinder-release, nickel-plated hammer, the cylinder with blued extractor
5½in. barrel, Birmingham Black Powder proof
In a Manton & Co. brass-mounted oak and leather case (handle partially detached) with purple velvet lining and brass plaque with Manton & Co. address, and including an ivory-mounted cleaning-rod with jag, brush and Turk's head, gold-plated turnscrew with turned swelling ivory handle, and later gold-plated oil bottle by T.F. Wood & Son

Footnotes

  • It is believed that this revolver may have been intended as a display piece for Manton & Co.

    Please note that the action works perfectly in 'trigger-cocking' mode, but the hammer will not stand at full-cock, and it is likely that the sear spring may need replacing.
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