Object Title

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Model BH by Beistegui Hermanos

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Model BH by Beistegui Hermanos

Date

1933

Object Number

XII.11261

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via the Home Office Buy-in Scheme 1997, accessioned November 2001. From Surrey Police, no.27.

Physical Description

A copy of a Smith & Wesson Model 10 M & P. It is heavily engraved and gold plated. The grips are of real pearl with an inset medallion with script BH. The top strap is engraved Richard C. Doane, the barrel Fca de Beistegui Hermanos Eiber Spain. On the right side of the frame is an redition of the seal of the USA

Dimensions

BarrelLength113mm
OverallLength240mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1

Calibre

.38 in Long

Associations

Places Spain

Notes

There is a possibility that this was a gift from a notable Mexican to an American, Richard C. Doane.