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Help me identify this revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Karl123, Jul 27, 2009.

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  1. Karl123

    Karl123 Member

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    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
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    i.e. Birmingham, 1813-1904 (LINK). But it is quite difficult to tell for sure.


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  2. Dark Skies

    Dark Skies Member

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    Looks to me to be a five-shot percussion Webley-Bentley made around 1855.
    Is it a .54" bore?

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    This is the Birmingham proof house mark - all guns sold in Great Britain have to be proofed before they can be sold.
     
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  3. ArchAngelCD

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    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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