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Cased Deane Adams & Deane perc revolver. Ref 2314

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  • Listing ID: #55460

£3,850.00 GBP

  • Cast: N/A
  • Condition: Used

Description

Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 2314. An exceptional approx .50 calibre cased percussion revolver engraved on the top strap "Deane Adams & Deane, 30 King William Street, London Bridge". This revolver was manufactured Circa 1851-1856. After the Great Exhibition of 1851, held in the purpose-built Crystal Palace in Hyde Park a wider selection of revolvers became available and many officers purchased their own to take with them to the Crimea. The British Adams revolvers were some of the most popular due to the five chambers which could fire five shots rapidly and available in a range of calibres. Captain Joshua Crosse of the 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers) who used the largest calibre Adams revolver during the Crimean War (1854-56). Wrote to its inventor, Robert Adams, following the Battle of Inkermann (1854). Where he was wounded and surrounded by Russians quoted " I then found the advantages of your pistol over that of Colonel Colt's, for had I to cock before each shot I should have lost my life. With yours, having only to pull the trigger, I was able to shoot four Russians, and therefore save my life. I should not have had time to cock each time , for they were too close to me, being only a few yards away. So close that I was bayoneted through the thigh immediately after shooting the fourth man".The serial number9964R engraved on the barrel and the frame. Finely chequered grips. Finely engraved butt-cap. In very good overall condition retaining almost all its original blued finish. In good working order. An excellent example and complete in its original oak case with paper trade label inside the lid. Complete with an original Adams brass bullet mould and a copper powder flask, some minor damage to case internal partitions. This was the type of weapon carried around the time of the Crimean war. Overall length 13 inches. Ref 2314. This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collector

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