A Very Fine Engraved Cased Colt London Navy Revolver, 13½” overall, 7 ½" octagonal barrel with bead foresight & address 'Col Colt London' between arrows, London proof marks, naval cylinder scene with London proofs, frame stamped on left hand side 'Colts patent'. Small Silver plated trigger guard & backstrap, all parts numbered 23668 over a dot, including the wedge. The revolver is overall engraved with distinctive London scrollwork and foliage. Fancy varnished walnut grips. In its original red velvet lined London case with brass escutcheon engraved ‘L.C.Barton’. Containing a large Dixon Patent powder flask, bone oil bottle, Colt’s patent iron bullet mould, turnscrew & large 500 cap tin.
Number 23668 for 1855.
Pistol in very good condition, with much original finish, accessories very good.
Sold with a folder of research and some photos.
Entered EIC Army 1848, Lionel Chase Barton Lieutenant 1st Bombay Grenadiers. In the mutiny he was present at the attack on Fort Bight, Siege of Dwarka and pursuit of rebels. Assistant Resident Baroda 1855, Assistant Commissioner Punjab April 1857, reappointed Assistant Resident Baroda 1859, Captain Barton Political agent Rewa Kanta July 1864, Colonel Barton Political agent in Kathiawar Sept.1882.
Lieutenant General Barton died in 1893.