~ Early Rifled Pepperbox Revolver In Its Original Case ~
The revolver comes with its original mahogany and brass bound case. The reverse of the lid has preserved the manufacturer’s label. The original oil canister is present too.
The label is only partially visible due to oxidisation, as seen in the pictures. We believe that the manufacturer’s name is ‘MASH’. The rest of the label reads ‘Gun, Rifle and Pistol Maker, 3A Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square, London’.
The revolver is built in an unusual manner, hiding its ram rod in the grip.
It features a folding trigger and rifled barrels.
The revolver is a .34 calibre fitted with a trapdoor on the right side for loading and ejecting purposes.
The cylinder is proof marked with ‘T’ beneath crown, ‘ELG’ in a circle and number ‘1’.
The revolver is fitted with two chequered wooden grips fitted together with a central screw.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrels/cylinder length is 2.16 inches (5.5 cm) and the overall length of the revolver is 5.9 inches (15 cm).
The box is 7.87 inches (20 cm) wide, by 5 inches (12.7 cm) deep and 2.36 inches (6 cm) high.
The set weighs 1.05 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The revolver is excellent.
The metalwork shows minimum ageing with no loss of chrome or blueing.
The grips have minimum wear.
The revolver indexes and releases with ease.
~ Postage ~
Postage costs £20 or the revolver can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.