A Rare 120 Bore 5 Shot Percussion 4th Model Tranter Revolver.
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8 ½" overall, 3 ¾” sighted octagonal blued barrel, border and scroll engraved blued frame, serial no. 16011T, border and scroll engraved case colour hardened mounts. Frame and rammer stamped ‘Tranter’s Patent’, chequered wooden grip. In original its green baize lined mahogany case, the lid with trade label for J. H. CRANE, 3, ROYAL EXCHANGE LONDON, complete with original accessories including bullet and cap tins, bullet mould, turn screw, nipple key, loading/cleaning rod and bag shaped flask.
In good condition, much original finish, trigger guard rubbed. Patch of finish loss to right side of barrel.
William Tranter traded from 13 St. Mary's Row Birmingham from 1849 to 1875, and between 1853 and 1865 was granted six British patents relating to revolvers and their accessories. He was licensed by Deane, Adams &; Deane to make complete Adams' self-cocking revolvers and to use Adams' patented frame for his own revolvers.