A Very Rare 80-Bore Percussion Westley Richards Patent Self-Cocking Five-Shot Revolver

Stock Code: 8580

. A Very Rare 80-Bore Percussion Westley Richards Patent Self-Cocking Five-Shot Revolver By Westley Richards, 170 Bond St., London (Patentee), No. 227, Circa 1855 .With octagonal sighted barrel signed in full along the top flat, serial numbered cylinder with angled nipples, border engraved action decorated with scrolling foliage on one side, side-hammer en suite, and gravitating platinum-filled safety-stop, patent rack and pinion rammer, foliate scroll engraved trigger-guard, and case-hardened butt-cap with hinged circular scroll engraved butt-tap cover, chequered saw-handled figured rounded butt,: in original lined and fitted oak case with some accessories including Sykes powder-flask retaining nearly all its original lacquered finish, and leather wallet for spare nipples, the inside of the lid with large maker's trade label, the exterior with shaped vacant brass escutcheon, London proof marks

In very good condition ,with an older reblue

This revolver incorporates Westley Richards British Patent No. 14027 of 20 March 1852, and No. 993 of 3 May 1854 for his rack and pinion rammer. Only about 300 revolvers of this type were produced.

See A.W.F. Taylerson, R.A.N. Andrews and J. Frith, The Revolver 1818-1865, 1968, p.297, pl. 34

Circa 1855.

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Price: £3,850.00

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