Object Title

Centrefire six-shot military revolver - Colt New Service British Military Contract

Centrefire six-shot military revolver - Colt New Service British Military Contract

Date

1915

Object Number

XII.5692

Provenance

Presented by The Proofmaster, The Worshipful Company of Gunmakers, The Proof House, London. 11th January 1988

Physical Description

The top frame member and the cylinder much damaged by a burst chamber.
British military contract revolver. Blued overall with a two piece chequered hard rubber grip. A lanyard ring is fitted.

Dimensions

BarrelLength139mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 76295

Calibre

.455 in Eley

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with British military acceptance stamps and with a sold out of service stamp (opposed arrows) on the barrel.Reproofed in Birmingham in 1986.

Associations

Places America

Notes

The damage done to this revolver was due to badly loaded home load cartridges that burst in the cylinder.