Object Title

Rimfire six-shot revolver - Smith and Wesson New Model No.3, Turkish Contract

Rimfire six-shot revolver - Smith and Wesson New Model No.3, Turkish Contract

Date

1879

Object Number

XII.9899

Provenance

Acquired from Glencorse Museum, Glencose Barracks, Penicuick, Edinburgh, via SUSM, Edinburgh castle. Due to MOD closing down the Museum. 5th November 1991. Believed to have come from Edinburgh City Police. Glencorse Museum No.71

Physical Description

Originally blued, but now mottled. The two piece chequered wooden stock plates are retained by a central screw on each side. On the upper flat of the left stock plate is stamped the initials AFC (See notes). The rib is stamped with Smith and Wesson's patents. The back left side of the barrel has been drilled

Dimensions

BarrelLength165mm
OverallLength305mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 3279

Calibre

.44 in Henry

Inscriptions and Marks

No proof stamps

Associations

Places USA

Notes

The stamp on the left stock plate, AFC refers to A.F.Cameron of Springfield Armoury, who was asked by the Turkish Government to act as chief inspector.
The contract with Turkey was initially for 5,461 weapons, of which this is one.