Adams .455 Eley British Army Mark III (1878) DA Revolver

A nice condition Adams British Army Mark III (Model of 1878) .455 Eley British Service Double action (DA) Revolver. Original finish has largely gone to gray, with scattered pitting. Bluing is mainly in sheltered areas. Mechanically fine in both SA and DA mode.  Serial # 1764X matches on the frame and cylinder.  One-piece checkered walnut grip is in unusually nice condition. Has correct large solid lanyard ring. Octagonal 6″ barrel. V-notch rear sight. Loading gate and swing-out ejector rod both work perfectly.  Very nice bore with typical shallow British rifling. Has profuse proof marks, including each chamber of the cylinder. All-in-all a nice, beefy, fully-functional example of a black powder-era Adams cartridge revolver that looks like something straight out of the moivie Zulu. This should only be shot with mild .455 handloads. (EMYR-339)   $1,450




Mark III

Production Date

ca. 1890