A Beaumont Adams 54 Bore Percussion Revolver.
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12 ¾” overall, 5 ½” octagonal barrel with London proofs, stamped ‘LAC’ on right hand side & ‘Rich. Jeffery Gun Maker Guildford’ on top flat. Cylinder numbered 34794F also with London proofs. The frame line engraved and engraved ‘B.19045Adams Patent34794F’. Sliding safety, Kerr’s type rammer. Chequered walnut butt with plain butt cap.
Revolver mechanically very tight but no original finish remaining.
Richard Jeffery was born in 1821 in Lymington, Hampshire. He was probably the son of John Jeffery, a gun maker of Lymington, and brother of William Jeffery, a gunmaker in Farnham, Surrey, also in Plymouth and Dorchester. In 1850 Richard Jeffery was recorded trading at 17 High Street, Guildford, Surrey. The Guildford shop was recorded again from 1858 at 137 (137-139) High Street. On 5 February 1861 R Jeffery registered patent No. 296 for a two part locking lever for drop-down guns. The shop continued to trade as a family business until 2001 the firm closed.