• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 92

    A VERY FINE LONDON CASED .31 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 5A 1855 PERCUSSION SIDE-HAMMER REVOLVER

    NO.5129, CIRCA 1862

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    A VERY FINE LONDON CASED .31 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 5A 1855 PERCUSSION SIDE-HAMMER REVOLVER
    NO.5129, CIRCA 1862
    With 4½in round barrel stamped 'Address Col. Colt New York USA', fluted cylinder, blued frame, case-hardened rammer and hammer, varnished walnut grips, matching serial numbers, and almost all of its original finish, almost certainly unfired, London proof marks: in original lined and fitted oak case, the lid with large Colt instructions label with 14 Pall Mall, London, S.W. address, circular escutcheon, and all of its original accessories, including a fine Dixon flask stamped 'Colts Pocket Flask', Colt/Eley cap tin, and blued combination turnscrew
    8 7/8in (22.6cm)


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    Provenance:

    Robert Townley-Parker, Esq. (1793-1879), of Cuerden Hall, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire.
    To Captain Reginald Tatton, nephew of Thomas Townley-Parker.
    To Helen Townley-Tatton, his daughter (later Crockett).
    Thence to Mr & Mrs Allan Crockett of Yorkshire, and to the present owner.

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