A Fine Cased Colt London Navy Percussion Revolver, 13 ½” overall, 7 ½" octagonal barrel with bead foresight engraved on top flat ‘address Col Colt London', and to the side flat ‘FRED LOWRY’. London proof marks, naval cylinder scene with London proofs, frame stamped on l/h side 'Colts patent'. Iron trigger guard and backstrap, all parts numbered 33125. Varnished walnut grips. In its original oak, green velvet lined London case with loading instructions label and accessories including large Dixon Patent powder flask, Colts patent bullet mould, turnscrew, cap tin and cleaning rod.
33125 for 1854.
In good condition, some original finish, good cylinder scene apart from a stripe of old pitting where the pistol has lain in the case.
The only reference we can find for Fred Lowry is that of an Australian Bushranger who was a horse stealer, a rustler and highwayman who stole £5,700 (£750000 today) from the Mudgee mail robbery in July 1863. He was killed in a gun fight with police while armed with two Colts on August 39th 1863 at Goulburn.