Lot 496: Revolver Retailed by Hyde and Goodrich
December 3, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: Rare Cased 1st Model Tranter's Patent Five-Shot Self-Cocking Percussion Revolver Retailed by Hyde and Goodrich, New Orleans, c. 1853, No. 21021.Y,.497 caliber, 7 1/2 inch octagonal barrel with London proofs and engraved band at muzzle; top strap engraved "Hide (sic) & Goodrich New Orleans", Adams patent frame with engraved panels and Tranter patent trigger; blued finish with casehardened cylinder; checkered walnut grip; complete with baize-lined mahogany case; Tranter bullet mold, James Dixon & Sons powder flask, nipple wrench, screwdriver, cleaning rod, Dixon & Sons oiler, can of Tranter lubricating composition, a tin of F. Joyce & Co. percussion caps and a removable rammer marked "W. Tranters/No. 36/Patent. Provenance: Tim Prince, College Hill Arsenal Civil War Antiques, Nashville, TN. Ill.: Pritchard, Russ A. and C.A. Huey, with Mike Nicholls, Tim Prince & Dean Thomas. The English Connection: Arms, Material and Support Furnished to the Confederate States of America by Great Britain, Thomas Publications, 2015, pg. 237.