In operation from 1885 to 1890, George Kynoch leased the arms factory of William Tranter following the latter's retirement. This revolver shows evidence of Tranter's influence by way of his double trigger revolver with several novel deviations: the second trigger is fully enclosed in the trigger guard and the mechanism integrates a spring loaded latch assembly allowing the revolver to be cocked in a single-action style without continued finger pressure and manually decocked if needed. Additionally, the design uses a top break mechanism with thumb-operated latch, allowing the weapon to be cleared for reloading with a single hand. Blade and notch sights, with "KYNOCH GUN FACTORY ASTON" on top of the barrel and "PATENT MODEL" on the top strap. Checkered upper trigger and smooth lower trigger with walnut grips and swiveling lanyard ring.
Fine, with 80% of the original blue finish, showing areas of brown and gray patina, mild tool marks around the front sight, and minor spotting and handling marks. The grip is also fine, with a short, thin crack in the right side at the top and some mild dings on the otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically fine.
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