A Cased and Engraved 4th Model Tranters Patent Revolver, retailed by Cogswell & Harrison, London. Serial No. 17360T. With sighted octagonal barrel, Birmingham proofs and engraved, â€˜Cogswell & Harrison, 223 & 224 Strand, Londonâ€™. Border and scroll engraved, blued cylinder, finely chequered walnut butt, with patent loading lever to the left. Complete in original green baize-lined oak case; the lid fitted with flush fitting circular escutcheon, the interior of the lid with Cogswell & Harrison trade label. Accessories include Tranter patent two-cavity bullet mould, nipple wrench, powder flask etc. In excellent condition overall, retaining 95-98% dark blue finish, the case and accessories also in superb condition. A very fine example.
Cogswell, Benjamin [1850-1862]
Custom gunmaker and dealer at 224 Strand, London. Sold cased percussion Tranter Patent revolvers with loading equipment.
A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.
Bore: 120 Bore
Barrel Length: 4 Inches (10.16 cm)
Overall Length: 8 Inches (20.32 cm)