A SCARCE CASED 80-BORE PERCUSSION REVOLVER, MODEL 'REEVES' PATENT', serial no. 1024,
circa 1859, with 5in. octagonal barrel (strong traces of original finish), dove-tailed fore-sight, the top-strap engraved with a scrolled border, standing notch back-sight to rear, plain five-shot cylinder with rope-carved band to leading edge, borderline and scroll engraved solid frame with dove-tailed side-plate, the left hand side marked 'REEVES'S PATENT' below the cylinder, guarded double-action trigger, spurred hammer, chequered one-piece semi saw-handled walnut grip with brass lined lanyard aperture, articulated loading lever mounted to left hand side of barrel with spring release for cylinder arbor, in a relined period walnut case with 'Witton & Daw' parchment trade label and some reproduction accessories
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