Object Title

Percussion six-shot revolver

Percussion six-shot revolver

Date

1850

Object Number

XII.1522

Provenance

Presented by the Trustees of the Wellcome Museum 1943. Said to be from the Countess of Craven's Collection, Coombe Abbey, but not traceable in the sale catalogue.

Physical Description

With six chambered revolving cylinder. Long barrel octagonal at the breech where it is etched with scrolling foliage and the inscription, in gothic script 'Devisme bte a Paris, and inlaid in gold in Arabic characters with the name Abdullah ibn Belgasim. Self-cocking lock with concealed cock or striker. Frame and steel mounts engraved with scrollwork, the trigger-guard being also inlaid with an elaborate cartouche in gold framing a repetition of the name appearing on the barrel

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 70.5 in (1790 mm), Barrel length: 51.5 in (1310 mm) Weight: 10 lb 9 oz (4.760 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.650 in 17 bore

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