.380 caliber, 5.125" barrel, S/N 7939. Blued and color case hardened finish, checkered walnut grip. Double action, 5-shot, solid frame revolver. Left side of frame marked W. TRANTER'S PATENT in a two-line cartouche over the serial number. Top of barrel marked in one line: T. CONWAY 15 BLACKFRIARS ST. MANCHESTER. Birmingham commercial proof marks. Ejector rod screwed into butt of revolver. Revolver is contained in a brass mounted mahogany veneered casing with deep olive baize lining. Casing has inset retailer plaques in the upper lip of the bottom that read ARNOLD & SONS and 26 & 31 WEST SMITHFIELD / & 1. 2 & 3. GILSTSPUR St. LONDON. Brass escutcheon plaque in lid with intertwined monogram. Casing includes a pewter oiler and wood cleaning rod with brass jag, a wood handled turnscrew, and a tin with a green paper TRANTER'S PATENT LUBRICATING COMPOSITION.
Thomas Conway worked in Manchester, Lancashire from 1803 through 1854, when his successors took control of the business. The firm was located at 15 Blackfriars St. ca 1862-1867 (Stockel).
Fine. Retains much of the blued finish on the barrel, less on the frame with flaking, loss and wear. Cylinder with some muted case coloring remaining. Mechanically functional, good bore with some patches of pitting.