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Revolver - Tranter 3rd model, William Tranter, Birmingham, circa 1862 Object Reg. No: ST 021972

Tranter 3rd model double trigger revolver, cal. 442 in (54 bore), rifled blued steel octagonal barrel 15.20cm (6 in) long

Made by William Tranter, Birmingham, serial number 14221T, circa 1862. Retailed by Henry Richards, Liverpool.

William Tranter's 3rd model percussion revolver was the first of his percussion models to be built upon the improved, raked frame. Unlike the 2nd model, the rammer and lever were in a two-piece assemble, with the rammer pivoting on the lever arm. The model was the last of Tranter's double-trigger models, the 4th model, while built on the same raked frame as the 3rd, using a single trigger mechanism.
Light foliate engraved loading lever attached to L.H. side of frame. Five chambered cylinder polished, light foliate engraved blued solid steel frame, triggerguard and buttcap, polished steel spurless hammer and trigger, inverted 'Y' safety spring on frame L.H.side, 'S'-shaped arbor latch on frame R.H.side, chequered wooden grips, pin front sight with mushroom top broken, notched rear sight.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 14.20 cm (Height), 3.70 cm (Width), 30.30 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 15.20cm (6 in.)

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Tagged with: revolvers british
Themes this item is part of: William Tranter, Gunmaker, Birmingham (1816-1890), William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952), Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Engraved on frame top: H. RICHARDS, OLD HALL ST., LIVERPOOL
Stamped on loading lever: W. TRANTER'S/ PATENT
Stamped on trigger L.H.side: W. TRANTER'S/ PATENT
Stamped on frame L.H.side: W.T
Stamped on frame R.H.side: No. 14221T
Stamped on barrel L.H.side with Birmingham proof and view marks
Stamped on cylinder at breech: 83
Stamped on trigger R.H.side: 83
Stamped on inside of loading lever: 83
Model Name/Number: 3rd Model Double Trigger
Manufacturer: William Tranter (Gunsmiths), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, circa 1862
Retailer: Henry Richards, Liverpool, England, Great Britain, circa 1862
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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