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Title Smith's Patent 41 calibre rim fire revolver
Nationality American
Period c 1875-85
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This good example has rosewood grips and 90%+ original EPNS finish. These revolvers are classified as obsolete weapons under Section 58 of the Firearms Act. These were typically carried by riverboat gamblers and cowboys/bad men, sherrifs, often as a backup gun for the main weapon such as a Peacemaker.

The bore is nice and clean, with a few little patches of inconsequential pitting. The action is tight. There is a little distortion to the foresight.

Interestingly enough, as a comment on English society in the late 19th century, this piece has Birmingham proof marks, meaning it was retailed here in the UK and quite possibly carried in the rough and tumble metropolis at the end of the 19th century. It is, of course, a black powder weapon capable of great deterrent effect at close range.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Firearms : Obsolete Cartridge : American : 19th Century]

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Just letting you know that the whistle arrived here this morning safe and sound. Your excellent packaging was still totally intact and it took me all of five minutes to break into it to see my purchase. I am very pleased, it is a great whistle.

R C, Australia, 21.12.2012

Safely received in post today, and pleased with the items.

Thank-you for easy transaction and prompt despatch.

P M, UK, 19.04.2012

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