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Cased Model 1851 Adams Percussion Revolver In 54 Bore.

Stock Number: 50160

£4250

Fine quality English Officers 54 Bore Percussion Revolver, Cased with Full Accessories

Period

1851

Dimensions

See Text

Geographical area

UK and Ireland

Category: Firearms

Description

A fine example of this double action, 54 bore, 5 shot percussion revolver. With a 6-1/2″ sighted octagonal barrel, with an excellent rifled bore.
Stamped to the top of the barrel:
“Deane Adams & Deane No 50 King William Street, London Bridge”.
Engraved to the RHS frame is “Adams’ Patent No. 13794″, repeated to the cylinder. There is fine engraving to both sides of the frame, the trigger guard, muzzle end, and the opening butt cap lid.
There is approx. 80% retained original finish.
The double action is sound.
The one piece walnut grip is finely checkered.
Contained in a fine, original, Oak Case, with green baize lining to the compartments, measuring; 14-1/2″ X 7-3/4″ X 2-1/4”.
Complete with original accessories, including a bronze 54 bore mould, with “Adams” patent stamp, and 54 bore mark. A James Dixon bag flask, an unmarked, but original oiler, a cleaning/clearing rod with worm screw, a cap tin, and “tailed” 54 bore bullets. An original Nipple Turn Screw, and general Turn screw, both with ebonised handles.
The Oak case is in vg condition, with no splits, a hinged lid, with a makers/retailers trade label. There are brass escutcheons to the lid and key hole face.
Would have been carried, and used by a British Officer, both in the Crimean War, and Indian Mutiney.

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GB Millais Antiques

I have dealt in Antique Arms and Armour for about 35 years, and my interest began as a school boy during the 2nd WW.
After leaving my home town of Leicester, I went to University, and qualified as a Dental Surgeon at Guys Hospital in 1961 .
My main interests are British and North American Arms of the 18th, 19th,and early 20th Century, plus a few Continental items.
It was 13 years ago that I retired from Dentistry. However, I have continued running my Antiques business, initially while still in practice, and now make most of my sales online, but still exhibit at a number of specialized Antique Arms and Militaria Fairs eg .. Bisley, Bristol, and also at the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, Sussex.
I also deal in Period Scientific Instruments, mainly of a military association, and have a full listing on www.fleaglass.com.

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