A 6 shot 70 bore self cocking percussion pepperbox revolver
A 6 shot 70 bore self cocking percussion pepperbox revolver signed “Thornton & Sons”, Birmingham proof marks. Squared frame and hammer, signed and engraved “Improved Revolving Pistol” with extensive foliage overall, sliding safety catch. Finely chequered walnut butt, vacant silver escutcheon, sprung cap box lid in buttcap. Quite a crisp pepperbox (some pitting to trigger guard).
Overall length 8¼” (21 cms). Barrels 3” (8cms).
Thornton & Sons are recorded at 179, Bradford Street, Birmingham in 1848.