Object Title

Percussion six-shot revolver - Harvey's Patent

Percussion six-shot revolver - Harvey's Patent

Date

1855

Object Number

XII.1371

Provenance

Presented by the Regimental Headquaters of the Scots Guards, 1947. From the collection of Lord Blytheswood

Physical Description

Two piece open top blued frame. The grip is one piece finely chequred wood fitted with a cap box in the butt. The action is hammerless and the frame is lightly engraved with foliate designs. It is fitted with a patent combination rammer, turnscrew and nipple wrench patented in 1854

Dimensions

BarrelLength157mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 3522

Calibre

.426 in (60 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with Birmingham proofs

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Howard L. Blackmore,'English Pistols', Arms and Armour Press, London, 1985. Ill.p.60A. W. F. Taylorson,'The Revolver 1818-1865', Herbert Jenkins Ltd, London, 1968. Ill. p.314