Tranter Third Model Revolver Excellent
- Price: $6,500.00 CAD
- Licensing Category: Antique
- Caliber/Gauge: .50 Cal
SN 3449T is an early example of a Third Model double-trigger Tranter revolver. This shows the T suffix serial number. It is felt that this revolver was built circa 1858. This 3rd Model shows a 7.25 inch barrel and a 50 caliber bore. The bore and cylinders rate at bright excellent. The nipples rate as new with no indication of actual usage. This example is .50 caliber with a 7 1/2" barrel. The frame is marked with a single H behind the removable rammer. The single H is the mark of the rammer fitter. This Tranter shows 98% of its original blue. The cylinder shows 95% of its original case color. The frame shows excellent original engraving as does the butt cap. The barrel and rammer shows continuation of the engraving pattern. The top of the frame shows a retail name Garden & Son 200 Piccadaly London. The grips are checkered walnut and remain in excellent plus condition showing no wear or usage marks. The retailer was located at the above address from 1852 to 1888 operating as an accoutrment maker and as a gun supplier. The reference for most of the information that is easily sourced is " The Revolver 1818-1865" by Taylerson, total pages 278-281. This Tranter remains in above average condition and is considered to be one of the scarcer Tranter revolvers. The condition of this item speaks for itself. All parts are original to the gun. This revolver has been used but kept in excellent condition from its' period of usage to the present time. An excellent example of one of the scarcer percussion Tranter models.