Object Title

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Tranter Self-Extracting Army Model 1879

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Tranter Self-Extracting Army Model 1879

Date

1882

Object Number

XII.10109

Provenance

Purchased in auction from Weller & Dufty, Birmingham, 25th March 1992

Physical Description

A nickel plated six shot revolver, having a top break action released by a thumb latch on the left side of the frame. The revolver is double action, with a deep hammer spur and single action release sear visible behind the trigger. The grip is rounded one piece chequered wood. There is a lanyard ring on the butt. The hammer retaining screws have light engraving around them. Sights are a curved blade front, and V notch rear

Dimensions

BarrelLength153mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 4530

Calibre

.450/.455 in

Inscriptions and Marks

W.TRANTER PATENT. on left frame. ARMY & NAVY CSL LTD on top rib. 455 or 450 on left rear of barrel. Cylinder and right side of frame have Birmingham proofs and the parts carry the asembly no.188

Associations

Places Britain