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THE CASED LONDON POCKET COLT REVOLVER OF LT. COL. THE HON. JOHN CONSTANTINE STANLEY, GRENADIER GUARDS

A magnificent cased .31 calibre five-shot percussion London Colt pocket revolver with 6 ins sighted barrel marked with London stamp and London proof marks to the left side, scroll engraved to the muzzle and breech, the cylinder with excellent clarity of the stagecoach scene and stamped with serial no. 2085 and scroll engraved frame, ramrod, trigger guard and back strap engraved "Hon'ble J. Stanley, Grenadier Guards, quality varnished wooden grips, serial no. 2085 on all parts, housed with all original accessories including spare cylinder with 2085 serial no., nipple key, powder flask and bullet mould, in a blue velvet-lined mahogany case with lid adorned with a brass escutcheon engraved to "Hon'ble J. Stanley, Grenadier Guards".
Price:
£7,950.00
Description

Colonel The Honourable John Constantine Stanley was born on 30 Sep 1837, the son of Edward John Stanley, 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley and Honourable Henrietta Maria Dillon-Lee. Stanley served as a Captain of the Grenadier Guards in the Crimea when aged just 16 and latterly as Charles Canning's Aide-de-Camp from 1857-62 whilst he was Governor-General and Viceroy of India. He married Susan Mary Elizabeth Stewart-Mackenzie, daughter of Keith William Stewart-Mackenzie and Hannah Charlotte Hope-Vere, on 15 August 1871 and became a photographic artist, with 17 of his images of the Viscountess Canning amongst other sitters and landscapes on display at the Metropolitan Museum on 5th Avenue, New York.

 

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