Object Title

Rimfire six-shot revolver - Tranter Model 1863

Rimfire six-shot revolver - Tranter Model 1863

Date

1865

Object Number

XII.4676

Provenance

Possibly Amnesty 1968

Physical Description

Blued overall. The weapon is hammerless and fitted with Tranter's double trigger and his 1863 patent ramrod. There is a modicum of foliate engraving on the frame, which is stamped WT on the front

Dimensions

BarrelLength150mm
OverallLength291mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 5041

Calibre

.442 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with birmingham view and proof marks and the assembly no.14

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

See Paul S Lederer, 'William Tranter's Army Revolver, Model 1863', Arms Review, Vol 26, No. 3 August 1988.