April 24-25, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting, & Collector Firearms
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on: 4/25/2019 8:00:00 AM

Lot #2573: (A) GIANT .577 BLAND-PRYSE 5 SHOT REVOLVER.

Description

Marked "T.W. Watson Pall Mall London" upon the top strap and serial numbered 1547 on the frame. Nickel finish with ribbed 6-1/4" octagon barrel. Single and double action operation with top-break "Pryse" action. One piece checkered walnut grip with buttcap and lanyard swivel and ring. This incredible "Stopper Revolver" was intended for the quick dispatching of the most dangerous game, especially tigers in the Indian regions under British Rule. Several articles were written about these massive revolvers in the 1980's and 90's and described these revolvers as the ultimate "Big Bore Handgun". This top break Pryse revolver is both English and Belgian proofed and interior of frame is marked "PR&S JOINT PATENTS". Thomas Watson was the son-in-law of renowned gun maker William Tranter. In 1875 Thomas Watson acquired the manufacturing facility at 4 Colonnade in Pall Mall from Durs egg. He maintained the manufacture of the finest quality arms and equipment until 1885 when he transferred the company to his sons. The company was renamed Watson Brothers and continued the tradition of manufacturing best quality guns. CONDITION: Very fine with excellent bore and mechanics. Single and double action operation both work properly. Grips are very good with slight high point wear but very good. The nickel finish is slightly stained and has light spotting on the barrel. Numerous small scratches from storage and use. Truly a unique and rarely seen .577 Bland Pryse revolver and even a rarer opportunity to own.



Extremely Rare .577 Bland-Pryse Revolver
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
6 - 1/4"
Caliber/Bore
.577 Bland
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
British
Model
Pryse
Paperwork
Serial Number
1547
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$25,200
Minimum Bid:$1,800
Estimate:$3500 - $5500
Number of Bids:18