Object Title

Percussion six-shot revolver - Maynard Patent

Percussion six-shot revolver - Maynard Patent

Date

1850

Object Number

XII.2930

Provenance

Previously numbered XXIV.1209

Physical Description

Top hinged barrel, released by swinging latch which engages with an extension of the cylinder arbour and retained in position by a spring loaded plunger. The Maynard priming mechanism is faulty. Overall shows large proportion of finish, though this may be a re-finishing applied at an early stage after manufacture

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 410 / 242

Calibre

.28 in

Associations

Places USA