Object Title

Percussion six-shot revolver rifle - Transition-type

Percussion six-shot revolver rifle - Transition-type

Date

1853

Object Number

XII.3411

Provenance

Presented by the Wellcome Historical Museum, 1943

Physical Description

Receiver is of typical pepperbox style with bar hammer offset to right to allow sighting. Receiver and hammer are scroll engraved, but unmarked. There is no externally marked gun number.
The cylinder has its six nipples mounted at right angles to the chambers. Each chamber bears a Birmingham proof mark. The nipples are covered by a guard or shield on the front of the receiver.
Buttstock only, chequered small, sporting gun buttplate with long three-step tang.
Full octagonal barrel secured to breech by slide through extension of cylinder-pin, as in contemporary Colt's revolvers. No loading lever. Top flat of barrel engraved Wm SCOTT, LONDON. Short bead foresight dovetailed into barrel. Backsight consists of block with one leaf hinged forward, dovetailed into barrel

Dimensions

BarrelLength25.24 inches
BarrelLength641 mm
OverallLength1085 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.48 in

Associations

Places Britain