Fine Modern & Antique Arms - March 2023 : Sale A0323 Lot 1070
A .455 WEBLEY No.4 PRYSE REVOLVER RETAILED BY RIGBY, LONDON, no visible serial number,

Product Details

A .455 WEBLEY 'No.4 PRYSE' REVOLVER RETAILED BY RIGBY, LONDON, no visible serial number,
circa 1879, with nickel-plated octagonal 5 3/4in. barrel, raised sighting rib signed 'JOHN RIGBY & CO, LONDON', thumbwheel cylinder release, break-open frame with twin 'Pryse' locking bars, fluted automatic-ejecting cylinder, double action mechanism, chequered one-piece walnut grip, lanyard ring to the heel-plate, the heel-plate engraved around the edges 'G. SMYTH' and 'COLD'M GDS', the whole retaining much plated finish throughout and complete with its retailer's leather storage case, the outside of lid marked 'G. SMYTH, COLD'M GDS', the interior lined in red baize with tray for ammunition and containing a turnscrew, oil bottle and cleaning rod, original parchment 'John Rigby' label inside lid (catch absent)

Provenance: G. Smyth was a Lt. Colonel in the Coldstream Guards, retiring from service in 1881. He was also the last squire of Heath Hall, Yorkshire. Some notes and family history compiled by the vendor accompany the lot

Please click HERE to view Terms & Conditions. Please note all Lots are listed in accordance with UK Law, for overseas buyers, please ensure you are familiar with your relevant local firearms and customs regulations before bidding.

Estimate £800-1,200

S5 - Sold as a Section 5 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act, Sections 7.3 and 7.1 Eligible.

Unless prior arrangement has been made, two weeks after the Sealed bid sale, all Section 5 (and Section 7.1 / 7.3) items will be moved to a Section 5 carriers where storage charges will be incurred.

Goods will not be released until all outstanding charges have been met. Collection will be by arrangement.