A RARE 32-BORE R. ADAMS MODEL 1851 SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVING RIFLE SIGNED DEANE ADAMS & DEANE, CIRCA 1853, serial no. 12,273R,
with 23in. London proofed octagonal barrel, dovetailed blade front-sight, and leaf rear-sight to 300 yards, the barrel stamped on the underside, '399 No 32', assembly number 399 and calibre 32-bore, the action top signed 'DEANE ADAMS & DEANE NO 30 KING WILLIAM ST. LONDON BRIDGE', the frame superbly foliate scroll engraved, hammer shroud fitted over the action also engraved to match, the trigger-guard with a flat front to provide grip beneath the frame keeping the shooter's hand away from the front of the cylinder, the trigger guard also engraved with foliate scroll-work for its entire length, five shot cylinder with engraved decoration to front edge and numbered '12,273R', iron mounted figured walnut butt with chequered wrist, iron butt-cap the long tang engraved with foliate decoration, the barrel and action reblued at sometime in the past. Adams revolving rifles are exceptionally rare
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