.450CF caliber, 4.25" round barrel with flat on top, S/N 2354. Nickel finish, checkered walnut grips. Double-action, 6-shot solid frame cartridge revolver with round cylinder, loading gate, pivoting ejector rod stored in center of arbor pin and lanyard ring in butt in the form of a Webley RIC or Bulldog. Top flat of barrel marked in a single line: THOMAS BLAND & SONS 106 STRAND LONDON. Barrel and cylinder with Birmingham commercial proofs. Left side of frame marked TB&S under the serial number, left side of frame engraved with the name J.P. FLEW to the rear of the recoil shield. Revolver is in its original blue baize-lined partitioned oak retailer casing with a yellow paper retailer label inside the lid. The casing includes a cleaning rod, unmarked pewter oiler and two .450 CF cartridges inside a lidded compartment.
The firm of Thomas Bland & Sons was established ca 1872 after originating in Birmingham ca 1862. The 106 Strand address was established ca 1875 and remained in business through the turn of the century.
Very fine. Retains nearly all of the nickel finish, with clear markings throughout. Mechanically functional, very good bore is mostly bright with some patches of pitting in the grooves with crisp rifling. Checkered grip crisp with some light handling marks. Casing about fine as well, with some wear and loss to the interior lining.