COMING IN APRIL 2020
EXCEPTIONALLY HISTORIC CASED TRANTER PERCUSSION REVOLVER ENGRAVED TO MAJOR WALTER ANDREW WYNTER OF THE 33RD FOOT.
inv # 01-17215
Cal. 54 Bore / approx. 44 cal.
Bbl. 4 3/4″.
A truly superior example of a 2nd Model, 5 shot, 54 bore, single trigger Tranter Patent percussion dbl. action revolver. This revolver is engraved on the top right bbl. flat, “W.A. WYNTER 33RD REGNT”. Wynter was commissioned into the 1st Royal Regiment as an ensign in 1865. In 1870, he was transferred to the 33rd Regiment (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) & promoted to sub-lieutenant. 5 Years later in 1875, he was raised to Lieutenant.
During his service to the 33rd Foot, he served in Abyssinia participating in the Battle of Magdala from 1867-1868. During the Ashanti Wars from 1873-1874 he saw service during the capture of Odinbiassee. Wynter also served as the Regiment’s musketry instructor from 1870-1875. Wynter was awarded the Abyssinia medal & the Ashanti medal w/ Coomassie clasp.
From 1878-1880 Major Wynter served w/ the transport department of the Kabul & Kandahar field forces. He was awarded the Afghanistan medal w/ Charasia, Kabul & Kandahar clasps. Wynter also was awarded the coveted Kabul to Kandahar star. Beginning in 1889 Major Wynter is listed in the 5th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment, then in 1893, he is listed as an Hon. Colonel.
The revolver has an overall blued finish w/ the loading lever, trigger & hammer bright. There are engraved foliate designs on the bbl., frame, trigger guard & buttcap. There is also engraving around the muzzle. Top of the frame is marked “WILKINSON. &. SON. PALL MALL. LONDON.”. The S# is on the right side of the frame below the cyl. There is a tiny “HH” stamp on the frame just above the screw of the loading lever. Cyl. has several proof stamps between each nipple. 1 Piece checkered wood grips.