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    Rare and Exceptional Cased "Bulldog Style" Double Action Revolver. Serial no. 2670, .455 caliber, 4 3/8-inch barrel with address reading: Trenter London, probably a play on the name of famous English gunmaker: William Tranter [1816-1890]. This revolver is an outstanding example of a firearm as an art form. The barrel is profusely engraved with floral scrolls and highly detailed griffins, all embellished with deep, fire-blued panels. The top-strap, cylinder, sides of frame, bottom of trigger-guard and back-strap engraved en suite with scrolls, panoplies of arms, griffins and grotesque masks. The balance of metal surfaces are acid-etched and then heavily gold plated. Highly iridescent mother-of-pearl grips. Contained in original red felt-lined brown leather travel case with brass oval lid escutcheon, brass lock and strap loops. Accessories include pewter oiler, rosewood cleaning rod and 10 antique cartridges in an internal wooden block. Remnants of leather straps also included in case. A beautiful and unique "high-art" revolver.
    Condition: Excellent to mint, retaining approximately 98-99% fire gold gilt finish with minor crazing under barrel and on front of frame. Fire-blue finish is 99% dark and brilliant. Grips are mint. Action is crisp. Case and accessories fine to excellent with light age wear and patina.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    18th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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