BRITISH MADE ADAMS DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVER

$1,500.00

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Item Code: 1000-459

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Presented here is an original, double-action Adams Patent percussion revolver. Produced in England and exported, many of these sturdy, solid-framed, five-shot Adams revolvers found their way to the Southern United States during the Civil War. Considered a secondary-issue sidearm in the South, the cap and ball revolver was also privately purchased by many officers for personal use.

Sidearm features the most popular bore size of 54 (.45 caliber) with a five-shot cylinder matched to a 5¾” octagonal barrel. Piece measures 12” long, weighs 30 oz. and displays a one-piece, English, dark walnut grip that features very sharp and distinct factory checkering. The oval butt plate is secured by one screw and has no lanyard swivel ring attached likely indicating a civilian purchase. Attached loading lever handle lays flat long the left side of the barrel. Bore has good rifling and is dark.

Walnut stock is beautifully checkered from the factory and retains its sharpness. Barrel proof stampings “crown over ‘GP” and “crown over a ‘V’” appear on the upper left flat. Top flat of the receiver has no visible markings. Lower right side of frame exhibits the engraving “ADAMS PATENT, No. 40444” with the same serial number engraved on the cylinder along with various proof marks. All gunmetal retains 60% of its original bluing finish with some light scattered spots of pitting along the barrel. Other areas wear an untouched smooth dark patina.

The five-shot, unrebated cylinder retains its five original nipples which protrude from the back of the cylinder. Five British proof marks easily visible and clearly stamped on the cylinder surface at the rear between the chambers. All frame screws original and show only light wear. Mechanics are sloppy and halting.  [ad]

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