A .455 WEBLEY 'No.4 PRYSE' REVOLVER RETAILED BY ARMY & NAVY C.S.L., serial no. 331,
circa 1879, with nickel-plated octagonal 4in. barrel, raised sighting rib signed 'ARMY & NAVY C.S.L.', thumbwheel cylinder release, break-open frame with twin 'Pryse' locking bars, fluted automatic-ejecting cylinder, double action mechanism, chequered one-piece walnut grip, lanyard ring to the heel-plate, the whole retaining much plated finish throughout (probably applied by Army & Navy) and complete with its retailer's oak storage box, central circular escutcheon, the interior re-lined in green baize, with tray for ammunition and containing a turnscrew, oil bottle and cleaning rod, reproduction Army & Navy label inside lid
Provenance: Some research by the vendor indicates that this revolver was the property of Major Julian Oswald, 16th Lancers. Major Oswald was awarded the Queens Medal with four clasps for his role during the Boer War. A more detailed account on him and the 16th Lancers accompanies the lot
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