54-Bore (.443 caliber), 6.875" octagonal barrel, S/N 1217. Blued and color case hardened finish, checkered walnut grips with lanyard ring in butt. Single action, 5-shot, open frame percussion revolver with 3rd model frame to barrel latch system, using a thumbscrew at the bottom front of the frame. Frame with well executed foliate scroll engraving is engraved WEBLEY'S PATENT in a ribbon the left side and BY HER MAJESTY'S ROYAL LETTERS PATENT along the backstrap. Matching serial numbers in frame, on arbor pin, on rear of cylinder, on rear of barrel wedge and inside the left grip. Matching assembly mark /// on internal parts. Barrel engraved with the retailer information: JOHN COX SOUTHHAMPTON. Birmingham commercial proof marks on barrel and cylinder between chambers. Revolver is contained in an old English oak casing that has been completely re-purposed and ineptly relined on the interior with an overly thick, nearly fluorescent green fabric. The casing includes a 54-bore marked Tranter-style bullet mold, an unmarked copper lozenge-shaped powder flask, a reproduction turnscrew, a wad cutter and some lead bullets.
Very good. Retains some traces of blue with a mottled and oxidized brownish patina, some scattered light pitting and some surface roughness. Markings and engraving remains clear. Mechanically functional, good bore with strong rifling and scattered pitting. Grips with some light wear and handling marks. Case fair, with wear and a modern interior. Accessories all good to very good.