A Cased 54-Bore Percussion Five-Shot Revolver by Blissett & Son, Liverpool. With sighted octagonal barrel, border engraved top strap, ‘J. Blissett & Son, Water Lane London and Castle St. Liverpool’ cylinder with double line engraving and Birmingham proofs, border engraved body, stamped with PATENT No. 5033’. Chequered rounded butt. The gun retaining 30-40% of its original finish. In its fitted mahogany case with pewter oil bottle and reproduction powder-flask, with trade label, the exterior of the lid with vacant circular brass escutcheon.
Blissett, John [1840 - 1877]
Shops at 321 High Holborn Street, London, and South Castle Street, Liverpool. Made percussion pepperboxes, officers percussion dragoon pistols with swivel ramrods and double barrel percussion pocket pistols.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
Barrel Length: 5.1 Inches (13 cm)
Overall Length: 11.5 Inches (29.21 cm)