W. TRANTER, BIRMINGHAM
A SCARCE .430 SIX-SHOT REVOLVER, MODEL '1868 ARMY WITH LONG-EJECTOR', serial no. 31382,
circa 1870, with blued octagonal 4in. barrel marked on the left hand top-flat '.430' together with Birmingham proofs, engraved band at muzzle, crescent fore-sight, sighting groove to the solid borderline engraved top-strap, borderline engraved solid frame marked 'TRANTER'S PATENT' with sprung cylinder rod release pin to left front of frame, hinged swing-out ejector, the borderline engraved crane marked 'TRANTER'S PATENT', full length under-barrel ejector locking in a notch to underside of muzzle, plain cylinder with engraved rope-twist band to leading edge, chequered walnut semi saw-handled grip, domed iron butt-cap, brushed bright double-action hammer and trigger, retaining a strong amount of original finish throughout
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament