Object Title

Rimfire six-shot revolver - Dean Harding Army Model

Rimfire six-shot revolver - Dean Harding Army Model

Date

1862

Object Number

XII.4762

Provenance

Possibly Amnesty 1968

Physical Description

This is an optional rimfire and percussion model. To convert it to percussion you just need to remove the recoil plate and change the cylinder. This was patented by John Deane Junior in 1862. It has a two part frame blued overall with a polished hammer, trigger and rammer. The grip is of one pice chequred wood. The frame is stamped with the Deane acceptance stamp DH and a sliding safety is fitted to the right side of the frame

Dimensions

BarrelLength152mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 15283P

Calibre

.442 in (54 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with London proofs and with John Deane Junior's royalty number 31 DHD

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Hardings patent was filed in 1858.
It is probable that this revolver was made, under licence, for Deane's by Pryce & Redman, hence the P suffix to the serial number.