A very large 6 shot 28 bore self cocking percussion pepperbox revolver

Item:
204
Region:
Britain
Type:
Firearms, Pistols
Description:
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.
Metrics:
Overall length 10” (25.4cms), Barrels 4½” (11.5cms) weight 2 lbs 14 ozs (1.31 kg)
Notes:
Joseph Charles Reilly, 316 High Holborn 1835-1847, then 502 Oxford Street 1848-1858.
Price:
£1,700