Please do not reproduce without permission from Puke Ariki.
Contact for more information. Order images online here.

Object Detail

A presentation Beaumont-Adams patent five shot double action .44 calibre percussion revolver with a Kerr's patent bullet rammer, an octagonal barrel and a chequered wooden grip. It is fitted with a cylinder stop safety catch. " Presented by / The New Zealand Government / to Member Charles Messenger / of the Taranaki Rifle Volunteers / FOR GALLANTRY IN THE FIELD / On the 28 March 1860 / at Waireka New Plymouth / TARANAKI " is engraved on a metal plate fixed to the grip. B17,803 / ADAMS' PATENT No. 33550 R " is marked on the frame and " 33550 " is marked on the cylinder. " L. A. C." is marked on the barrel along with other proof marks. The revolver is held in a custom made presentation case along with various accessories.
Primary Maker
Production Date
Subject Person
Accession No


Can you help us? Click ‘Add Comment’ to share names, details and stories to help enrich the collection.

Be the first to comment.