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Jaxenro

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Adams Patent Percussion Revolvers by Gasser of Vienna
« on: September 27, 2012, 04:13:34 AM »

Large .548 caliber pistols from an auction site. I wish someone made a repro of some of these English style revolvers. Notice the different cylinder lengths for I assume smaller loads in the shorter barrel model

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Cased Set of Large Bore Adams Patent Percussion Revolvers by Gasser of Vienna with Accessories. SN NSN. Cal. .548 Groove diameter. 6" and 5" Bbls. 6" Bbl revolver with long 2-1/4" cylinders and 5" Bbl with 1-7/8" cylinders, are blue finished with exceptionally fine open scrolled acanthus semi-relief engraving, outlined in gold and silver wire. Top straps are inlaid in gold with acanthus motifs flanking gold stand-of-arms. Bands around cylinders are geometrically inlaid in gold and silver. Acanthus bands are engraved. Both revolvers have bright polished loading levers on left sides. 6" Bbl revolver has scrolled top to hammer, and fluted ebony grips with acanthus carving at tops, and ribbed pyramid finial to grip with lanyard ring. 5" Bbl revolver has round relief acanthus carved grip with domed cap and ring. "L. Gasser" is gold inlaid on ribands on right sides of frames, with "IN WIEN" on left. These spectacular revolvers are housed in a crotch grained mahogany case with diamond marquetry border which has key lock closure. Interior top is lined with purple satin, bottom in purple velvet. Revolvers are cased with a myriad of finely finished accessories and spare cylinders. Accessories include: German silver comma-shaped capper with pivoting detonating pill dispenser at top with pricker under cap, translucent horn and German silver powder measure with spring-loaded push button gate, two finely polished and exceptionally well made bullet molds for two different types of conical bullets, a pair of intricately turned black ebony handled turnscrews, matching ebony handled nipple key, loading and cleaning rod, gilt edge painted crystal oil bottle, and two German silver file decorated plates mounting replacement nipples. A covered compartment with bone knob houses bullet sizer (?), and the key.













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Re: Adams Patent Percussion Revolvers by Gasser of Vienna
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 04:33:14 AM »

True works of art! The Bigger one looks like it has a cylinder similar in length to a Dragoon Revolver. These look realy fine well made and the hugh caliber seems like  54! That would give the Walker a run for the money in power terms! Too bad the Italian replica manufactures do not make working copies of these models as I think they would sell.

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