Revolver, Transition

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A six shot .38 calibre transition revolver with an octagonal barrel and a double action. The revolver has a finely chequered one piece wooden grip. There are proof marks on the barrel and cylinder and " 3734 " is marked on the cylinder. Hole drilled underneath an inch from muzzle. Rammer works by insertion in slot under barrel. Small silver shield on grip. Contained in wooden case. This revolver was converted from a pepperbox revolver.
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This is likely a relatively rare, hammerless “transition revolver” patented by William John Harvey, of Exeter, Devon (1853 pistol, 1854 rammer). See Taylerson, Andrews & Frith, "The Revolver: 1818-1865", pages 301-2. London: Herbert Jenkins.
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