Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 246: Cased Engraved English Percussion Transitional Revolver

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Fine Cased Engraved English Six-Shot Bar Hammer Percussion Transitional Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $4,750

Fine Cased Engraved English Six-Shot Bar Hammer Percussion Transitional Revolver

Manufacturer: British
Model: Revolver
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 70 bore
Barrel: 5 3/8 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: checkered walnut
Item Views: 277
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 247
Class: Antique

Blued octagonal barrel with brass bead front sight and engraved with a band of stylized foliage at the muzzle. Border engraved casehardened cylinder, blued scroll engraved action extending to form the grip-strap, blued scroll engraved trigger guard and casehardened engraved bar hammer. Checkered walnut grips. Birmingham proof marks. In original fitted mahogany case lined in crimson velvet, with accessories including iron bullet mold with integrated rammer, brass mounted copper powder flask, wad punch, case key, turnscrew, pewter oiler and bronze colored loading rod.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel has 90% bright original high polish blued finish. The cylinder and bar hammer retain 90% original casehardened finish. The action retains 40% original blued finish. The trigger guard has traces of original blued finish. The engraving is clear throughout. The checkering is sharp on the very fine grips. One grip has a very small chip at the bottom corner. The case is good. The lid has a storage crack to back edge, and some corners of the case would benefit from rejoining. The lining is sun faded and has wear marks. Mechanically excellent.

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