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    Tranter English Revolver. This .44 caliber revolver, serial number 2800, features a five-shot cylinder, octagon barrel, side loading lever, and the double-action trigger mechanism, all made of iron. The iron front sight is the post style inlaid into the barrel flat. The checkered hood grip shows slight wear. The cylinder does not have the serial number on the circumference but does have the proof marks between each nipple.

    The top flat is marked "W. Tranter's Patent" over "Hyde & Goodrich, Agents for the United States South." There is decorative engraving on the frame, part of barrel, loading lever, trigger guard, and butt plate.

    William Tranter produced revolvers under license from Deane, Adams and Deane. Tranter improved the Adams self-cocking trigger with the double action trigger mechanism. Hyde & Goodrich, New Orleans made, bought, and imported "war supplied" guns.

    Condition: Good plain dark patina throughout with sharp edges. Mechanically, the revolver is sound and appears to be all original.

    Provenance: Until now, in the possession of the family of Lt. Clayton Scholes, 14th New York Militia. He was killed at the Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run), July 1861. His brother traveled from Brooklyn, New York to retrieve the body and his personal effects. This revolver remained in the family. Affidavit of provenance included.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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