Standard configuration, second variation Tranter revolver with 6” octagonal barrel having a drift adjustable fire blued front sight and fixed rear sight. Markings are limited to the early British proofing in the usual locations. Serial number hand engraved on the right side of the frame. “W. TRANTER’S PATENT” marking on the loading lever and the left side of the trigger. The revolver is tastefully embellished with light English scrollwork. Att the rear of the barrel, both sides of the frame, trigger guard, and tang. The base pin head, retention spring and the hammer block safety spring all show vibrant fire blue with some minor silvering. The hammer, triggers and loading lever are polished bright and the cylinder retains smoky remnants of case-hardened colors that, in some areas, have toned to a pleasant gray. One-piece walnut grip with fine checkering and engraved case-hardened cap. The original case is in near excellent condition retaining almost all of its original exterior finish with a 1” chip at the bottom left corner, some scattered light dings and handling marks. The interior is lined with green baize showing some scattered light staining and scuffs, no retailer label and holds a full complement of accessories including: mostly full japanned tin of Eley caps, James Dixon Britannia metal oil pot, one ebony-handled screwdriver, an ebony-handled nipple wrench with built-in pick, small Hawksley powder flask, nearly full japanned tin of Tranter’s lubricated bullets and lubricating compound, unmarked dual cavity bullet mould, cleaning jag, one paper cartridge, key and spare nipples. No skeleton key for the case included.
Unusually nice and all original Tranter revolver, 2nd variation, cased with accessories
Near excellent original condition revolver with mirror bright, factory blue finish showing sharp edge wear and fading in the usual places, especially as concerns the cylinder fading and the areas under the trigger guard, over tang, and the grip cap. Grip with sharp checkering, no losses or cracks. Mirror bright bore. Excellent manual mechanics. Case and accessories all VG-Excellent with ten label losses as carefully pictured and screwdriver having a small chip at the end of the blade. An extremely nice, second variation Tranter with the strikingly different extended trigger, factory cased with a full complement of accessories excepting the bullets themselves.