Pistol / Hand GunsRevolverUsed£ 1,750
This is an attractive composed cased set with accessories of an early Adams "automatic" self cocking revolver in 54 bore.
These early revolvers were double action that held the advantage of speed as the whole action of cocking and releasing the hammer was undertaken with one pull of the trigger and as a consequence, they were made without a trigger spur.
These revolvers were latterly modified with a rammer as originally the bullets were pushed in by thumb and had a propensity to fall out which could prove to be an embarrassment at the wrong moment!
The revolver has a 6" barrel with the top strap engraved " Deane, Adams & Deane, 30 King William St, London Bridge". The frame is engraved B 1020 on the right-hand side and is also engraved Adams Patent No 11304" which is actually the serial number not the patent. The revolver has been re-blacked in antiquity and has a captive cap container in the butt.
The revolver features foliate engraving, an adjustable foresight and fine walnut chequered grips. Both the hammer and cylinder safeties are extant and the revolver works flawlessly.
There is a decent compliment of the correct accessories and contemporary cast bullets. The powder flask was made by Hawksley. The case includes a box of Eley percussion caps, a cleaning rod, nipple key and cap extractor tool. The case is lockable and has the key. There is an Adams Label in the lid of the case.
Overall a decent example of an Adams self cocking revolver and at the right price.
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