Transition revolver, cal. .390 in., smooth bore, octagonal barrel 5 13/16 in. (148 mm) long.

Made by John Birch, Birmingham, circa 1855. Birch active 1840-1861.

Physical Description

Barrel screwed to threaded end of cylinder pin & secured by a screw. Six chambered cylinder (chambers numbered 1 to 6), nipples at right angle to chamber, steel frame has shield to protect nipples nickel silver trigger guard, bar hammer, chequered wooden grips, nickel silver butt cap in form of lions head. Mounts engraved with scrolls.

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