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Cased Victorian, Henry Egg London, Tranter\\\\\\\'s Patent, Double Action, Brass Frame 5 Shot .297 Obsolete Rim Fire Calibre Side Gate Lo None Revolver
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Cheshire, North WestPublished 10 Months ago
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SubcategoryRevolver
ConditionUsed
Sale typeTrade
MakeCased Victorian, Henry Egg London, Tranter\\\\\\\'s Patent,
CalibreNone
ModelDouble Action, Brass Frame 5 Shot .297 Obsolete Rim Fire Calibre Side Gate Lo
Antiqueyes
MechanismNone
Your reference18878
Gun StatusActivated
Recommended UsageCollection item
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Cased Victorian, Henry Egg London, Tranter's Patent, Double Action, Brass Frame 5 Shot .297 Obsolete Rim Fire Calibre Side Gate Loading Revolver. Sn 18878 - 18878

The English gunmaker Henry Egg (1815-1869) son of Joseph Egg, gunmakers (successor to Joseph Manton & Son) is recorded at 6 Holles Street,Cavendish Square, 1839-1842; 1 Picadilly, 1842-1850; The company was also recorded as Henry Egg 1851-1869 and Henry William Egg 1869-1880 (see BRITISH GUNMAKERS Volume 1 by Nigel Brown).This is an excellent antique cased, Tranter's Patent Victorian .297 Obsolete Calibre revolver. It is 6 ¾” overall with a 2 ½” octagonal blued barrel. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a closed frame and superb finely chequered walnut grip. It is side gate loading and has a screw out ejector rod in the butt of the brass grip frame. The left side of the frame is marked 'W.Tranter's Patent' & Number '34105'. One barrel flat has 297 (calibre) and has proofs. The top of the barrel is signed ‘H. Egg 1 Picadilly London’. The cylinder has proofs. The action is double action only. The pistol is contained in its walnut case with hinged lid. The top of the lid has a void space for shield escutcheon which is absent. The case has a brass lock key absent. The case is lined with felt & has compartments for accessories. Inside the case is steel cleaning rod with brass cap. The inside of the lid has a paper trade label of Henry Egg ‘ Inventor of the copper cap and patentee of self priming percussion guns’ together with royal appointment. The price for this cased Tranter includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 18878

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