Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 331: Engraved Kynoch Gun Factory Model 1868 Tranter Patent Revolver

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Engraved Kynoch Gun Factory Model 1868 Tranter Patent Double Action Revolver with Scarce Late Production Fluted Cylinder in Highly Desirable .500 CF

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

Engraved Kynoch Gun Factory Model 1868 Tranter Patent Double Action Revolver with Scarce Late Production Fluted Cylinder in Highly Desirable .500 CF

Manufacturer: Kynoch Gun Factory
Model: Double Action
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 500
Barrel: 4 1/2 inch irregular
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 330
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 254
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured c. 1885-1889, in the short-lived Aston Kynoch factory, with desirable late production features. The most prominent and unusual of these features is the late style fluted five-shot cylinder, which is rarely seen on the Model 1868. Many of the guns made at this factory found their way to the Transvaal (modern South Africa) during the height of the British Empire. The top barrel flat is marked "KYNOCH GUN FACTORY ASTON" with "500" on the upper left and British proofs throughout. The frame shows light double line border engraving, floral designs around the side plate screw, and light engraving at the muzzle. It is with fitted blade and frame notch sights, the late style ejector rod with rocker bar cylinder pin retainer on the left side of the frame, a one piece checkered grip, and a lanyard ring on the butt.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 75% plus of the bright original high polish blue finish and 75% of the original case colors with the balance having thinned to a smooth mostly grey patina and some scattered minor handling marks. The grip is fine with some scattered light dings and scratches and otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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