A presentation Beaumont-Adams patent five shot double action .44 calibre percussion revolver with a Kerr's patent bullet rammer, octagonal barrel and chequered wooden grip. It is fitted with a safety catch. " PRESENTED BY / THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT / TO JOHN PHILLIPS / For Gallant Conduct in the Field at Taranaki / A.D. 1860 " is marked on the top strap. "B20,455 / ADAMS' PATENT No. 36204 R " is marked on the frame and " 36204 " is marked on the cylinder. " L.A.C " is marked on the barrel along with other proof marks. The trigger guard is a replacement and the rammer is a modern replica.
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