Manufactured in the mid 19th century, the sides of the frame and barrel have 50% coverage floral scroll engraving. The right is marked "ADAMS PATENT No 13519" and with Auguste Francotte's "crown/AF" mark. The left of the frame is marked "ADAMS/1851/PATENT" and the top of the barrel is marked "MANUFD BY A. FRANCOTTE LICENSED BY R. ADAMS & Co LONDON". Fitted with a checkered walnut grip with contrasting starburst carved ebony butt. Includes a hardwood case with Deane, Adams, & Deane interior retailer label, brass flask, bullet mold, cap tin, cleaning rod, and small pouch of projectiles.
Very fine, retains 80% plus bright original high polish blue finish and 40% original nitre blue with the balance having thinned to mix of smooth grey and plum brown patinas with a patch of pitting visible on the cylinder. The grip is also very fine with a couple scattered minor blemishes in the overall crisp checkering and a couple minor chips in the grip cap. The cylinder pin does not lock in place, otherwise mechanically fine. The case and accessories are all fine.
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