A Superb Cased 54-Bore James Webley Patent ‘Longspur’ Five-Shote Single Action Percussion Revolver, Serial No. 381, Circa 1852. With blued octagonal sighted barrel signed ‘James Webley St Marys Square Birmingham’ engraved with a band of foliage at the muzzle and cut with three-groove rifling, blued barrel wedge, case-hardened cylinder engraved with a band of foliage at the front edge and numbered from one to five, border and scroll engraved blued frame signed ‘WEBLEY’S PATENT’ within a ribbon on the large shaped inspection plate, case hardened scrolling engraved hammer and rammer, the former with chequered spur and the latter with blued retaining clip, blued border engraved serial numbered grip-strap (some loss of finish due to use) signed ‘BY HER MAJESTy’s ROYAL LETTERS PATENT’, and No. 381. Blued border engraved trigger guard and butt cap, the latter with lanyard ring, and well figured chequered walnut grips, retaining most of its original finish throughout and in lovely condition overall. Birmingham proof marks, in original fitted oak case lined in green baize with accessories including a superb ’Sykes’ flask, a brass single cavity ‘WD’ bullet mould, a combination loading rod and worm, japanned percussion cap tin, oil bottle and nipple key and turn-screw, the lid with James Webley trade label, the exterior of the lid with circular brass escutcheon.
Bore: 54 Bore
Barrel Length: 7 Inches (17.78 cm)
Overall Length: 12.5 Inches (31.75 cm)