Engraved Deane, Adams & Deane Self-Cocking Percussion Pocket Re...
Item # 4399
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Engraved Deane, Adams & Deane Self-Cocking Percussion Pocket Revolver, Model 1851, .38 Cal. MFG: 1853, SN: 120, 4 1/2'' octagon barrel, It has blade & notch sights. The Adams revolvers were the first commercially successful double action revolvers. In 1851, English designer Robert Adams offered his ''improved'' repeater. Like the Colt, it had a cylinder & single barrel, but the shooter had merely to pull the trigger in one smooth action to cock the piece, rotate its cylinder & fire it. In fact, the revolver could only be fired double-action & lacked a hammer spur. Adams formed a partnership with the father-and-son team of George & John Deane, and established a London manufacturing facility & salesroom. His guns received their first widespread exposure at the Great Exhibition Of The Industry Of All Nations, 1851, in Hyde Park, London, where they were displayed alongside the wares of Colt & other makers. Almost immediately a controversy about which was most efficient, single- or double-action, began. Colt & Adams revolvers were tested by the British Committee on Small Arms, & while a few Colts were issued provisionally, neither were adopted by the military on a wholesale basis. This caused Colt to eventually close up his London factory in 1856 & forced Deane, Adams & Deane to arrange some fancy refinancing to keep things going. The improved Beaumont-Adams design was so popular that it was even manufactured & sold in the U.S. through Mass. Arms Co.. Marked ''DEANE ADAMS & DEANE, 30 KING WILLIAM ST. LONDON BRIDGE.'' (MAKERS TO H.R.H. PRINCE ALBERT) on top of the top strap & barrel. ''No. 7961/R'' on the cylinder, ''ADAMS' PATENT No. 7961 (R)'' on the lower right side of the frame. The metal displays fine hand engraved scrollwork & the slender walnut wood grip are finely & full checkered. with a few chips to bottom rim, the largest to the front. Original blue finish is 60%, with most of the wear on cylinder. Bore is very good with good rifling. Wonderful Early Self-Cocking Percussion Pocket Revolver. No FFL Req. - Value: 1500 to 3000


Engraved Deane, Adams & Deane Self-Cocking Percussion Pocket Re...
Item # 4399
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