Pistol / Hand GunsMuzzleloaderUsed£ 2,750
An Antique CASED 54 bore BEAUMONT ADAMS percussion revolver by R Adams made by the LAC, the best gunmaker of this model. Originally adopted by the British Army in 1856 and in service until 1880. Single & Double action Spurred hammer with safety catch to the right. Rammer to the front left side and arbour pin retaining screw to the right. Chequered walnut grips with iron butt cap. Five shot 54 bore cylinder struck with proof marks. Octagonal barrel with front sight and Proof Marks, rifled with five deep grooves. In its Original Oak green baize lined case complete with original rare R. ADAMS registered mould to cast one bullet and one ball, G&W Hawksley pistol size powder flask, original Dixon & Sons oil bottle, original brass tipped cleaning rod with screw ball puller to the tip, a percussion cap nipple socket drive and a bag labelled F C JOYCE of percussion caps. The box lid with a vacant escutcheon to the centre.
85/90% of original deep Blueing remains (see pics)
The pistol weighs 2.5lbs alone, total 6lbs when cased.
The first reliable single and double action English revolver, the Beaumont Adams combined the fast double action of the Adams revolver with the more accurate but slower single action fire of revolvers such as the American Colt. This made these powerful .45” weapons very popular with army officers and travellers all over the empire being the ideal self defence weapon and the most advanced revolvers in the world at the time. In excellent condition with good bore and mechanics retaining much deep blue to the metal work with nice sharp grips and working safety. A good set that would have been purchased privately by a Victorian officer or gentleman traveller of means who wanted the best self defence arm available at the time.
A true classic Obsolete Calibre Antique, no licence required.
I have owned this for over 30 years, selling off my collection to fund a Classic Car. This is the best priced original Cased set you will find. (reasonable offers will be considered)
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MakeADAMS SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
Manufactured Yearc 1860/70
Recommended UsageCollection item