* TRANTER & COGSWELL & HARRISON, LONDON
A .450 SELF-COCKING REVOLVER, MODEL 'METALLIC CONVERSION OF THE DOUBLE-TRIGGER TRANTER', serial no. 60030,
the original revolver circa 1855, with later blued octagonal 8in. barrel signed on the top 'COGSWELL & HARRISON 142 NEW BOND ST. LONDON', the left side-flat of barrel marked 'FITZ ROY BAGOT', engraved band at muzzle, crescent fore-sight, borderline engraved solid frame marked 'TRANTER'S PATENT' together with the serial number, plain five-shot cylinder, inverted 'Y' shaped safe spring, hinged loading gate, centrally mounted ejecter rod, spurless hammer, walnut chequered one-piece grip, lanyard ring to heel and Tranter's Patent double trigger cocking mechanism.
Provenance: Josceline Fitzroy Bagot (22 October 1854 – 1 March 1913) was a British Army officer and Conservative politician, born in Ashtead, Surrey, the son of Col. Charles Bagot and Sophia Louisa Percy.
J. Fitzroy Bagot joined the Army and received a commission in the Grenadier Guards in 1875 and was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Governor-General of Canada in both 1881–1882 and 1888–1889. He also saw service in the Boer War in 1899–1900, where he was mentioned in despatches and was the chief Military Censor. His wife was also in South Africa during the war, running a military hospital. Fitzroy Bagot was later attached to the Westmorland and Cumberland Imperial Yeomanry, where he was granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel on 7th May 1902.
In politics, Fitzroy Bagot was twice returned as Conservative MP for Kendal (1892–1906 and 1910–1913) and served as a Parliamentary Secretary at both the Treasury and the Home Office. He was nominated for a baronetcy in 1913 but sadly died the same year. The baronetcy was conferred instead on his only son, Sir Alan Bagot, 1st Baronet. Josceline Bagot was buried in St Peters churchyard, Heversham, Cumbria.
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