England British Schlund Kynoch Marked Revolver
George Kynoch leased the arms factory of William Tranter following the latter's retirement, producing a revolver with Henry Schlund that began with Tranter's dual trigger design. Production began in 1880. This example is the large frame first variation Schlund #139, caliber .455 with 6" barrel. Rib marked KYNOCH GUN FACTORY ASTON. Top strap marked "patent model". First variation revolver with trigger extending below trigger guard. Traditional trigger is pulled to rotate the cylinder which locks in place. Afterwards, the smaller trigger within the trigger guard is depressed to drop the hammer. Checkered projection on the rear of frame, that looks like a safety, is the release lever. Pulling it down releases the topstrap to break open. Original blue finish with patina as evident in the images. Good bore with easily discernable rifling, dull grooves. Perfect mechanics. Very unusual and impressive large frame revolver! ANTIQUE. A HISTORIC INVESTMENT!
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