1856 4th Model Tranter revolver

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1856 4th Model Tranter revolver

Post by Aughnanure » Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:29 am

Just took delivery of an 1856 single trigger Tranter, 5shot revolver.442 calibre.

The seller described it as rusty and a rusty bore but from the photos, I decided to take a punt on it as there appeared to be a bit of original finish and the nipples were undamaged.

Imagine my surprise when I saw it "in the flesh", appears virtually unfired and with a brilliant bore and the chambers are faintly shiny, none of the screws are butchered and the woodwork is unmarked, very crisp checkering; the action works perfectly; even the safety catch!!

Sorry that I can't send photos at the moment but hope to have that problem fixed shortly.
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I went into the archives of the forum that it was advertised on and the link below shows the photos, a click on each photo will enlarge it.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/alqhjdr95zeq ... bUXIa?dl=0
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Re: 1856 4th Model Tranter revolver

Post by Aughnanure » Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:45 am

Here's the seller's description:
Item: Tranter 4th model revolver. 54BP.
Price: $800
AHN Condition: Piece of crap
Serial number: 7519
License Number: NSW 408719908
Transfer Through: Either Abelas Campbelltown or Tough Gear Queanbeyan
Description: “Antique firearm” in NSW. Can be held on collector licence. Rust pitting on frame. Barrel rusty inside. Indexes and locks up ok. Has Australian markings on barrel: Henry Challener, 61 King St West, Sydney, New South Wales. Comes with holster. Maybe good for spares or as a unique collectible piece of Australiana. Item was valued by a Sydney dealer in Jan 2019, and I am listing it at the price he recommended.
I offered $500 and it was accepted plus $40 postage but as the postage was only $30 he sent me back $10 and the packaging was better than excellent, well and truly bubble wrapped inside a stout cardboard box
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Re: 1856 4th Model Tranter revolver

Post by Niner » Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:48 am

I looked up an image of what a pistol like yours looked like to get an idea. I'd say compared to an American pistol from that era you got a for sure good deal. If the seller even refunded the difference in shipping you paid that is equally remarkable.

The description was surprisingly weighted to the negative quality side as well. In the US, when buying stuff on ebay, the description is decidedly on the blind eye to the negatives side from the seller.
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Re: 1856 4th Model Tranter revolver

Post by DuncaninFrance » Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:27 am

Well done Eoin, 320€! Here they would be looking for 1000+€.
Here is one for 5200€.
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