Object Title

Percussion five-shot military revolver - Beaumont Adams

Percussion five-shot military revolver - Beaumont Adams

Date

1865

Object Number

XII.6218

Provenance

Transferred from Technical Stores, Weedon, 17th August 1960. Authourised under War Office letter: 57/SA/3072 (Ord 9C). Comprising part of a store of obsolete and surrendered weapons.

Physical Description

The sliding safety is missing.Engraved on the side of the barrel is: Frederick Stringer. 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Dimensions

BarrelLength145 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 40776

Calibre

.442 in (54 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Frame and assembly no. 954 (stamped beneath the grip)

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Frederick Springer was commissioned as an ensign in 1863.
Promoted to Lieutenant in 1867
Promoted to Captain in 1875
Promoted to Major in 1883
Promoted on retirement to Lt.Colonel in 1890.