TRANTER FOR COGSWELL & HARRISON
A CASED 80-BORE TRIGGER-COCKING REVOLVER, MODEL 'TRANTER'S DOUBLE-TRIGGER', serial no. 16996T,
circa 1857, with blued octagonal 4 1/2in. barrel, engraved band at muzzle, scroll engraving to barrel throat, dove-tailed pillar fore-sight, standing notch rear-sight to the back of the top-strap, the top-strap signed 'COGSWELL & HARRISON 223 & 224 STRAND, LONDON', borderline engraved plain cylinder, borderline and scroll engraved solid frame marked with additional number to front of frame '5456', 'S' shaped spring cylinder arbor release and 'Y' shaped safe spring, spur-less hammer, swept chequered walnut saw-handled grip with engraved iron pommel-cap and guarded trigger with auxiliary cocking trigger below the guard, the whole retaining a strong amount of blued finish where appropriate (some shallow bruising and frosting) and complete with its makers oak storage case (lock escutcheon and key missing), compartmented and lined in green baize, Cogswell & Harrison parchment trade label inside lid and complete with Tranter trademarked bullets and grease, an un-numbered Tranter's patent double cavity mould, a fine condition bag-shaped flask by Dixon, oil-bottle and period japanned tins for caps or nipples
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