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    • W Tranters 1868 Patent rimfire saloon pistol, post 1868 (descriptive name)
    • single shot rimfire gallery pistol
  • Description
    W Tranters 1868 Patent rimfire saloon pistol, post 1868
    rimfire; single shot; [.22] inch calibre; saloon pistol; concealed trigger; manual ejector; two-piece chequered grips with steel butt plate
    on left hand body: TRANTERS / PATENT / 1868
    left rear of barrel: proof and maker's mark; 230
    under left rear of manual ejector: 19
    manufacturer Patentee: William Tranter
    Retailer: Thomas Williams, Liverpool, UK, [1844-92]
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pistol, W1889, Photographed by Andrew Hales, digital, 25 Jan 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, W1889
  • Notes
    W Tranters 1868 Patent rimfire saloon pistol or gallery pistol, post 1868
    William Tranter of Birmingham, born 1816, was a leading nineteenth-century English gun maker, , especially well-known for the Tranter revolver.
    Thomas Williams of South Castle Street Liverpool has been noted as a retailer, rather than maker, of Tranter pistols
  • Production
    William Tranter (maker)
    Thomas Williams (maker)
    Circa 1870
    19th century
  • Signature/marks
    230  (firearm serial number)
  • Consists of
    • 0 - Whole › steel
      metal, wood
    • 0 - Whole › wood
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length : 284mm
      (overall length: 284 mm barrel length: 195 mm height: 116 mm cal. 6 mm (.22 inch))
    • 0 - Whole length : 195mm
    • 0 - Whole height : 116mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 28mm
  • Classification
  • Record created
    22 December 2014

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