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Revolver - Transition, Birch, Birmingham, circa 1855 Object Reg. No: ST 021963

Transition revolver, cal. .390 in., smooth bore, octagonal barrel 5 13/16 in. (148 mm) long.

Made by John Birch, Birmingham, circa 1855. Birch active 1840-1861.
Barrel screwed to threaded end of cylinder pin & secured by a screw. Six chambered cylinder (chambers numbered 1 to 6), nipples at right angle to chamber, steel frame has shield to protect nipples nickel silver trigger guard, bar hammer, chequered wooden grips, nickel silver butt cap in form of lions head.

Mounts engraved with scrolls.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: revolvers british, nagan
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on back strap "Birch - Improved". Birmingham proof marks.
Manufacturer: John Birch (Gunsmiths), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, circa 1855
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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