An exceptional condition blued .32 calibre double action percussion revolver by Deane Adams & Deane. Circa 1851-1856. This revolver is engraved on the top strap- Deane Adams & Deane - 30 King William Street, London Bridge, Circa 1851-1856. In the 1850s a mechanism called the double Action was invented and It started with the Adams revolver from England. The inventor was one Robert Adams, who was a manager for a London based manufacturer called George & John Deane. He invented a revolver where pulling the trigger cocked the hammer, rotated the chamber and then released the hammer, all with a single trigger pull. The Adams double-action revolver sold well in England, and was actually approved by the British Small Arms Committee and also for the East India Company. In fact the Deane company even went to the extent of making Adams a partner of the company and renamed themselves from Deane & Deane to Deane, Adams and Deane. The gunmaker's name Deane Adams & Deane (Makers to HRH Prince Albert) 30 King William Street, London Bridge engraved on top of the 6 inch octagonal barrel. The blued frame engraved with scrolling and Adams patent and serial no. The cylinder engraved with the serial number. Finely chequered grips. Side mounted rammer. British proof marks. In very good overall condition retaining much of its original blued finish. Action in good working order. Overall length 12 inches. This is the type of weapon carried by many British officers during the Crimean war (1853-1856). Ref 3582.
This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only.
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