Help me identify this revolver


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Karl123
July 27, 2009, 07:52 AM
Hello,

as my first post on this forum I would like some assistance in identifying the revolver in the pictures below. My research hasn't yielded anything so I hope somebody is able to help. ;)

As you can see the, the barrel bears the text "COTS LONDON" or possibly "CO.TS LON DON". Looking at the marks, one possible interpretation would be the
http://www.shotguns.se/assets/images/UK23.jpg,
i.e. Birmingham, 1813-1904 (LINK (http://www.shotguns.se/html/uk.html)). But it is quite difficult to tell for sure.


http://i30.tinypic.com/29n6n0g.jpg
http://i25.tinypic.com/2eakjzl.jpg
http://i32.tinypic.com/117td1c.jpg
http://i28.tinypic.com/27yvjar.jpg

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Dark Skies
July 27, 2009, 08:12 AM
Looks to me to be a five-shot percussion Webley-Bentley made around 1855.
Is it a .54" bore?

http://www.shotguns.se/assets/images/UK23.jpg
This is the Birmingham proof house mark - all guns sold in Great Britain have to be proofed before they can be sold.

ArchAngelCD
July 28, 2009, 01:13 AM
What ever it is I would suggest trying to stop any further rust from pitting the metal. Take off the grips and soak the revolver in a mild rust inhibitor like Break Free CLP.

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