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    • Adams percussion revolver, circa 1850-1870 (descriptive name)
    • Adams Patent Improved No 50 revolver
  • Description
    Adams percussion revolver cased with all accessories
    circa 1850-1870
    percussion: .45 inch calibre; double action; action at fault; 6 shot; captive rammer underneath barrel; one-piece finely chequered grip
    missing: dovetail foresight fitting; screw from pistol grip strap
    accessories: with mahogany case & brass powder flask, brass mould; oil bottle; percussion cap container, lubricant
    on right hand body below cylinder: ADAM'S PATENT IMPROVED No. 50
    on top of barrel and strap: ADAM'S PATENT SMALL ARMS COMPANY. 591, STRAND, LONDON.
    proof marks on each chamber of cylinder
    Maker:Adams Patent Small Arms Co, London, c1850-1870
    The case is made from wood and is a rectangular shape with a hinged lid. At the top centre of the case is a brass circle inset into the wood. Inside the case is a green lining with several compartments
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1958.161, W1321, 429190
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  • Accession date
    3 December 1958
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revolver, 1958.161, W1321, 429190, Photographed by Andrew Hales, digital, 26 Jan 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
revolver, 1958.161, W1321, 429190, Photographed by Andrew… … Read more


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