Julia’s Extraordinary Firearms Auction
Auction: October 1st & 2nd, 2012
Preview: Sept. 28th-30th, 2012
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REVISED: 9/17/2012 ~ Correction: This rare .50 caliber variation of the Tranter Double Action Revolver was made in the 1870s.
VERY RARE TRANTOR LARGE FRAME DOUBLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER 50 CAL OR 38 BORE. SN 39343T. 50 Cal. Blued large solid frame revolver has 7" octagonal bbl, with two trigger mechanism. Large spur below trigger guard rotates cylinder and cocks hammer. Small trigger within bow drops hammer. Large bright steel bullet rammer is affixed to left side with handle laying along bbl. Cylinder is color case hardened. Trigger and hammer are bright polished. Side of ramming lever, left side frame, and left side trigger are stamped with "W. Trantor's Patent". SN is on bottom right frame. One piece checkered walnut grip has engraved steel dome-shaped cap. Grip cap and frame are engraved with open foliate scroll. This rare Trantor according to the book "William Trantor Birmingham" by Wolfgang Berk, is one of only eighteen known in the 50 caliber. This gun is noted on pg. 57 of the same book. A very rare and very desirable large frame Trantor. PROVENANCE: Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl and frame retain 80 - 90% orig bright blue, silvered on sharp edges, with some moderate flaking, mostly on trigger guard and grip straps. Cylinder retains most of its case hardening color, and shows some cleaning. Grips are excellent, lightly worn. A super Civil War era revolver. 4-46478 MGM252 (10,000-12,000)
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