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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 176

    A BIRMINGHAM 120-BORE FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION SELF-COCKING REVOLVER; AND ANOTHER, VERY SIMILAR, RETAILED IN THE UNITED STATES BY H. E. DIMICK & CO.

    CIRCA 1855

    Price Realised  

    A BIRMINGHAM 120-BORE FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION SELF-COCKING REVOLVER; AND ANOTHER, VERY SIMILAR, RETAILED IN THE UNITED STATES BY H. E. DIMICK & CO.
    CIRCA 1855
    The first No.39720, with blued octagonal barrel, sliding rammer moving on a separate pivot lever, blued cylinder, blued frame of Webley-Bentley type inscribed 'London', chequered walnut grips, and some original finish, Birmingham proof marks; the second No.38106, with blued barrel double-stamped by the retailer beneath the rammer-lever 'H.E.Dimick & Co. St. Louis Mo', the frame inscribed 'Patent', the butt-cap inscribed 'A.Sommerville & Co.', and with traces of original finish, Birmingham proof marks
    9 7/8in (25.1cm) and 10 3/8in (26.3cm) (2)


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