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English percussion revolver

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This is a presentation delivered by Stephen Thomas to a monthly meeting of the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association (HBSA) of Great Britain in London, UK. Website: www.hbsa-uk.org .
This is a highly personal account of the English revolver and focuses on my collection.
A fine and fancy ramble through English revolvers not a detailed treatise like Taylerson’s book.
For example, I could have covered transitional revolvers, such as Lang’s. But unfortunately I turned down the opportunity to acquire a cased Lang’s revolver in near mint condition ten years ago, and I can’t bear to think about it now!
Its like shall not be seen again

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English percussion revolver

  1. 1. The English Percussion Revolver Stephen Thomas, HBSA
  2. 2. 2nd October 1999
  3. 3. 1840 to 1867 •1840s – English Pepperbox •1851 – Adams self cocking revolver •1852 – Tranter double trigger revolver •1854 – Beaumont Adams double action revolver
  4. 4. 1850 - 1867 •1858 – Deane Harding revolver •1860 – Daw’s revolver •1864 – Tranter spur trigger rim-fire revolver •1867 – John Adams 450 bore revolver
  5. 5. The Adams Revolver
  6. 6. Colt versus Adams
  7. 7. Colt versus Adams
  8. 8. Colt versus Adams
  9. 9. Tranter’s Double Trigger Revolver
  10. 10. Tranter’s Double Trigger Revolver
  11. 11. Beaumont Adams
  12. 12. Tranter 4th Model
  13. 13. The Deane Harding
  14. 14. George Daw’s Masterpiece
  15. 15. Any questions?

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