A Fine And Unusually Decorated 80-Bore Six-Shot Percussion Revolver Of Bentley Type

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Lot 330
A Fine And Unusually Decorated 80-Bore Six-Shot Percussion Revolver Of Bentley Type
Mid-19th Century

Sold for £ 3,600 (US$ 4,953) inc. premium

Arms & Armour

14 Apr 2005, 13:30 BST

London, Knightsbridge

A Fine And Unusually Decorated 80-Bore Six-Shot Percussion Revolver Of Bentley Type
Mid-19th Century
With blued octagonal sighted barrel inlaid with symmetrical designs of gold and silver flowers and foliage and inscribed 'Warranted' in gold gothic letters along the top flat, blued cylinder engraved with landscapes inhabited by engraved silver-inlaid lion, stag, Indian elephant with mahout, family of tigers, an American Indian hunting a boar and a sportsman hunting a kangaroo, case-hardened frame, hammer, butt and trigger-guard engraved with scrolling foliage, blued safety-stop, blued butt-cap engraved with a fruiting vine within a gold- and silver-inlaid border, walnut grips inlaid with silver wire scrollwork, flowerheads and pins, and some original finish, Birmingham proof marks
11.7 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • The decoration on the cylinder appears to be a reference to the British Empire
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