Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 245: Cased Transitional Percussion Revolver, Carbine Stock and Barrel

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Rare Cased Engraved Hanquet, Liege Six-Shot Percussion Transitional Revolver with Gas-Seal Cylinder and Extra Barrel and Shoulder Stock to Convert to a Pistol Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $9,000 - $14,000

Rare Cased Engraved Hanquet, Liege Six-Shot Percussion Transitional Revolver with Gas-Seal Cylinder and Extra Barrel and Shoulder Stock to Convert to a Pistol Carbine

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Percussion
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 54 bore
Barrel: 6 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 355
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 247
Class: Antique
Description:

The revolver with blued octagonal sighted barrel signed “MANUF.ED BY J.B. HANQUET LIEGE” and fitted with a sprung casehardened rammer to the right side with sprung hinged handle. Plain reciprocating cylinder of Lang gas-seal type with the chambers numbered from “1” to “6”. Casehardened action engraved with scrollwork and with blued hammer. Scroll engraved furniture comprising blued trigger guard, casehardened butt cap with hinged trap cover and a grip strap plate with pierced aperture for the removable carbine stock. Walnut butt with fine multi-point checkering. With additional 22 1/2 inch octagonal blued carbine barrel with matching “MANUF.ED BY J.B. HANQUET LIEGE” signature, serial numbered to the revolver, and fitted with an identical sprung casehardened rammer to the right side with sprung hinged handle. The carbine conversion is completed by a removable figured walnut butt stock with blued scroll engraved heel plate. The revolver and the carbine parts contained in its original brass cornered veneered close fitted case lined in green baize, with some accessories including double cavity brass bullet mold and brass mounted lacquered copper powder flask.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The revolver barrel and the carbine barrel each retain 85% original blued finish with some age related mottling and small scattered patches of light surface corrosion. The signatures are clear. The cylinder is a bright finish with scattered surface corrosion spotting. The action retains faded traces of original casehardened finish, crisp engraving, and scattered surface corrosion spotting like the cylinder. The walnut butt has scattered minor storage and handling marks and bruises. The checkering remains well-defined. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good with some external marking. One brass decorative band from the case lid is missing, and the other is loose in places. The brass lid stop is also missing. There is some age wear to the lining, an internal partition tray distorted in one corner, and a compartment lid missing. Accessories are all very good to fine.



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