A very large 6 shot 28 bore self cocking percussion pepperbox revolver
A very large 6 shot 28 bore self cocking percussion pepperbox revolver, signed “Reilly, London”, London proof marks. Squared steel frame signed and profusely engraved with foliage, two screws once held a belt hook (now removed). Sliding safety catch, long spur to top plate. Finely chequered one piece rounded walnut butt, vacant silver escutcheon, sprung cap box lid in buttcap.
Overall length 10” (25.4cms), Barrels 4½” (11.5cms) weight 2 lbs 14 ozs (1.31 kg)
Joseph Charles Reilly, 316 High Holborn 1835-1847, then 502 Oxford Street 1848-1858.