WEBLEY, BIRMINGHAM & LONDON
A FINE CASED .450/.455 NICKEL-PLATED TARGET REVOLVER, MODEL 'W.G. 1896 TARGET' serial no. 16705,
produced in 1901 and retailed by Cogswell & Harrison in 1902, with plated 7 1/2in. barrel, ramp fore-sight with nickel blade, model designation to side of top-strap, drift adjustable rear-sight blade to stirrup barrel latch, fluted automatic ejecting quick release cylinder, plated ancillaries, break-open frame, finely chequered flared rosewood grips, chequered trigger blade and lanyard swivel at heel, retaining virtually all its original plated finish (minor flaking to underside of top-strap and barrel throat), together with its leather covered storage case compartmented and lined in red baize and complete with an oil-bottle, two cleaning rods and a turnscrew, the inside of case lid with parchment Cogswell & Harrison trade-label (outer leather straps renewed), the top of lid embossed 'LESLIE D. FISHER, R.N.'
Provenance: Lieut.-Cdr. (Act. Cdr.) Leslie D. Fisher, D.S.O., R.N. was also awarded the Croix de Guerre. We are also gratefully indebted to www.armsresearch.com for the dating information on the revolver.
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