Webley Bentley type 80 Bore Double Action Revolver C1857  

Ref Number:
WB 002
Price: 790
Description:
A Good Birmingham trade 80 Bore Percussion Webley Bently Double Action Revolver,open frame,self-cocking,5 in smoth bore octagonal barrel,Chequered Walnut Grips,engrving on frame Lovely condition with rare side mounted Safety Catch.Circa 1857. (80 bore is 0.39in calibre )
Historical Note ....
Joseph Bentley held a patent for a Double Action Revolver ( 1857 ) which he allowed to lapse in error in 1861, a very small number were produced by Bently himself but he made an Agreement with a Group of Birmingham Gunmakers to produce and sell them for him,on commission, the most famous of these was Webley, they can be found in 54 -90 - and 80 Bore with 4 - 5 - and 6in barrels

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