54-Bore (.443 caliber), 6" octagonal barrel, S/N 16023T. Blued finish, checkered walnut grip. Conventional double-action, single trigger, 5-shot percussion revolver with side-mounted Tranter's Patent loading lever. Topstrap engraved with the retailer mark V&R Blakemore. Frame with usual TRANTER'S / PATENT two-line oval cartouche on lower left side. Frame with light open foliate scroll engraving. Standard Birmingham commercial proofs. Revolver is contained in a typical mahogany veneer factory casing with green baize lining and divided internal compartments that contain an appropriate Tranter's Patent marked dual cavity brass mold, a James Dixon & Sons marked pewter oiler, an unmarked copper bag-shaped powder flask, a brass tipped ebony cleaning rod with ball puller, an ebony turnscrew, a japanned tin of bullet lubricant with a green Tranter paper label, a cap tin with a white R WALKER'S paper label containing a few old lead bullets, and another tin with a white Frederick Joyce label that was apparently for caps as well. The key for the case is included as well and the lock functions. V&R Blakemore worked in London circa 1867-1895 (Stockel).
Very good. Retains some of the original bright blue with fading, loss and wear, showing more blue on the cylinder and obverse of the gun than the reverse. All markings and engravings are crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some areas of light pitting and strong rifling. Grip crisp with sharp checkering, some minor marks and light use. Case very good with scattered bumps, dings and mars, missing the lock escutcheon from front. Lining with some wear, fading and discoloration. Accessories good to very good, mold very crisp, lube tin with damaged lid.