Pistol / Hand GunsRevolverA rare double action Tranters patent .38 cal rim-fire Revolver.Circa 1875. Ref 2292
Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 2292. A rare double action Tranter's patent five shot .38 cal rim-fire Revolver Circa 1875. The octagonal 4 inch barrel stamped with two British proof marks and engraved with the retailers name T. Conway, Blackfriars Street, Manchester. (Thomas Conway was an English Gunsmith with premises in Manchester at 179 Chapel Street, 3 Market Street & 43 Blackfriars Street, Deansgate). Finely chequered wooden grips. The frame stamped "W. Tranter's Patent". Retaining much of it's original blued finish. Tranter revolvers were favoured by those who appreciated reliable well made arms whichever side of the law they happened to be on. In Australia the earlier model Tranter percussion revolvers were associated with some of the most well known names in Australian folklore including the bush-ranger or outlaw Ben Hall. An incident involving Ben Hall occurred on 3rd October 1863. Ben Hall and the four members of his gang went to the town of Bathurst in New South Wales and visited the gunshop of Bartolomeo Pedrotta. Pedrotta recognised who his visiting customers were and was in fear for his life. Ben Hall’s gang demanded to see his stock of revolvers. All Bartolomeo Pedrotta had to show them were a new shipment of Colts. The Hall gang refused those saying the Tranters they already had were the best. But even in Australia Tranter revolvers were not solely the pride and joy of the lawless, but also of the police and those on the right side of the law. Just over a year after the Hall gang had visited the Pedrotta gunshop the gang attempted to rob William Macleay the member of parliament for Murrumbidgee. William Macleay was armed with both a Tranter revolver and a Tranter revolving carbine with which he was able to persuade the Hall gang to depart just as rapidly as they were able. Action in working order. In good condition retaining much original blued finish. Circa 1871-1885. It is also the type of weapon carried by British officers around the time of the Boer-war circa 1899-1901. Overall length approx 10 inches. Ref 2292. This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer. Established 1968....Read full description
MakeA rare double action Tranters patent .38 cal rim-fire Revolver.
ModelCirca 1875. Ref 2292
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