MANTON & CO, LONDON & CALCUTTA
A FINE CASED .455 & .22 (L/R) TARGET REVOLVER, MODEL 'W.G. 1896 TARGET' serial no. 12135 & 483,
manufactured by Webley in 1899 and finished by Manton, with blued 7 1/2in. barrel, ramp fore-sight with nickel blade, the top of barrel signed 'MANTON & CO, LONDON & CALCUTTA', model designation to side of top-strap, drift adjustable rear-sight blade to stirrup barrel latch, blue fluted automatic ejecting quick release cylinder, brushed bright ancillaries, blued break-open frame, finely chequered flared ebony grips, chequered trigger blade and lanyard swivel at heel, together with its oak storage case compartmented and lined in blue baize, brass lock with key, and complete with a .22 A.G. Parker single-shot adaptor, nickel-plated muzzle cover, glass oil-bottle, cleaning rod, turnscrew and a selection of sighting blades
Provenance: We are gratefully indebted to www.armsresearch.com for the dating information
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