It is out of print but can be found on Amazon if you click here. Whether on a mission from God to expel the white devils or simply fortified by locally manufactured pharmaceuticals, the locals often took a lot of killing. Doubtless, designers settled on the .577 caliber because of the familiar Enfield and Snider rifles of the day, figuring that a shortened case suitable to revolvers would do the trick. Enfield Pattern 1853 .577 caliber Description: Enfield Pattern 1853 .577 caliber 39” barrel- This rifle is an Antique Enfield Pattern 1853 muzzle loader percussion in .577 caliber with and 1862 lockplate. After 15 to 20 rounds powder and lead fouling were so bad that bullets would not stay on the target at 20 yards. I know that, it’s just that I remember the old saying: “don’t fix any object or system that isn’t broken.” It is likely that someone decided to use .577 caliber in this gun as production tooling for .577 already existed. The engraving remains crisp and clear throughout. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

Jon has done radio, television, magazine and newspaper interviews on various issues, and has traveled extensively, having lived in Britain, Australia, China and Hong Kong. POSEBNO ME ZANIMAJU ENGLESKI REVOLVERI BIRMINGEN Indeed, many offered spirited and effective resistance. Recoil was also not sharp and jarring but rather a firm gentle push – blackpowder is a gentle propellant. Most known .577s are cartridge guns.

The chamber walls and webs of the five shot cylinder are quite thin, limiting the gun to black—powder pressures. The top-break Pryse was a much faster reload than the earlier Webley. The “.577″ refers to the basic cartridge case. You can see Francotte revolver-carbine in .577. The largest of the revolvers made by Tranter was his .577″ caliber “Manstopper”, this revolver being made to fire the .577″ revolver cartridge that first appeared in the late 1860’s, probably around 1868. I encountered one this weekend at a gun show: I am just guessing about it…. 400 at 725 means 290000 momentum. Big-bore sporting long arms are largely exempt but the bureau of alcohol tobacco and firearms would not extend any such sympathy to a .577 revolver and treats the gun exactly the same as a 155mm howitzer. Recovered bullets showed that the skirts had expanded to engage the rifling as hoped.

Obviously, drawn-brass would have been prohibitively expensive so we turned to the Ballard Rifle & Cartridge Company who, at the time, produced excellent turned brass (now produced by Rocky Mountain Cartridge Company). This original three band model has original finish with brown patina and … Ingram M10 & M11 SMGs: The Originals from Powder Springs, AVS-36: The First Soviet Infantry Battle Rifle, BSA (Birmingham Small Arms) was the largest private arms maker in the UK during World War One, and when the war ended it of course saw its huge military contracts evaporate. A Friend’s father had a large (?the largest?) Tranter revolvers also made their way to the Confederate States during the American Civil War and were favored for their practicality and reliability. With it, you had to release the cylinder base-pin catch, remove the base pin, remove the cylinder and its backing plate (which rotated with it and had six holes for the hammer-mounted firing pin to strike the primers through), push out the empties with the base pin, reload, replace the backing plate, put it and the cylinder back in, and finally put the base pin back and relatch it. ‘Rapid reload?’ I should think you could get off a following shot after the cast came off of your wrist. There was a history of failure to stop hostiles by the Colt Navy and even the .442 Adams revolvers common purchase by officers.

For information on Tranter go to, Again He was apprenticed to a gunsmith in 1830, at the age of 14, and by 1839 had left and opened his own shop. The custom nose-pour hollow-base bullet mold with the base plug in place. Lets assume 5″ barrel, then it is 240 at 1367 giving 328080 momentum. Tranters are not Forgotten Weapons there. He was a founding member of BSA (Birmingham Small Arms), played a role in development of the Mk.I Enfield service revolver, and much more. This revolver has a cross pendant on the left upper frame with a B indicating made by Braendlin. Whether munitions drove development of firearms or firearms drove the development of munitions is one of those ‘chicken and egg’ questions which keeps coffee table philosophers busy and off the streets. More head scratching offered the answer in the form of the Minie ball with its hollow base. This revolver is coming up for sale by Rock Island Auction at their Premiere Gun Auction to be held over 24th-25th April, 2020. The earliest known solid-frame specimens had complicated cylinder assemblies with backing plates with firing pin holes that fitted between the case heads and standing breech to assure dependable cycling even in the event of a case failure. The hippopotamus hide on which the .577 howdah was photographed was taken by the author in Tanzania in 2006, but was not shot with a howdah pistol! 704-394-0387. On the back of the cylinder plate is marked Braendlins improvement and Tranters patent markings.

Our price: $27.98. Hyatt Guns is America's Largest Gun Shop. I learned this with a bit of quick research – I really don’t know much at all about the man or his gun designs. The .577 bullet weighs nearly twice as much and is moving around 100 fps faster. Lt. Col. George Fosbery was a British Army officer who was awarded the Victoria Cross for actions in India in 1863 – and […]. Yes, you could kill somebody deader than a hammer with one but not always right now. .577 caliber Tranter Revolver. But don’t use foliage to hide from any projectile weapon with more kinetic energy than arrows shot from long bows or cross bows.

I’m not sure you could call this “Small arms”, really nice and would be a really nice addition!

Please rotate your phone or use a different device. But if the groove diameter is .577, how could the gun shoot well with a heel of only .547 diameter? The .577 revolvers were made from the late 1860s (yes percussion ignition) until 1890. Barrels with .565 bore and .577 groove diameters are not a size found in nature, so to speak, but we were able to gull our good friend Cliff LaBounty into making a rifling head to rebore the original Redhawk barrel. I have one of those monsters, several of the gunmakers in st Mary Row in Birmingham, made them. Subsequently the cartridge cases were made in the modern method using drawn brass and the gunpowder load was able to propel a 400 grain bullet at a useful 725 fps. These huge .577 revolvers were not made in large quantities and few survive.In South America the 15mm pinfire revolvers enjoyed a longer service life and are more common. And thus was born the .577 No. Most turned up i Australia. Most of these used the .577 Enfield rifle case cut down to about 1.125″ case length.

If I recall correctly, Gary James has done 2 or 3 articles on the Tranter and other .577 revolvers in Guns and Ammo over the last decade. Patent holders and retailers were not always manufacturers.

TRX –If you Google in “Google Images” the term “.577 revolver for sale” (as I do about once every two weeks) a dimensional drawing will pop up. I still wonder why. Early coiled-brass cartridge cases were not terribly dependable and caused function problems. According to various bullets were used in .577 Revolver ranging from 19,70 g to 31,7 g. One weighting 29,7 g is said to have muzzle velocity 220 m/s. I’ve got an an article here by Ross Seyfried (“Giant Stoppers” Guns & Ammo, June ’93) that describes a Bland revolver in .577.
Describe it’s condition and value? I would hate to get shot by one of these… Anyone want to find performance figures? Jon Branch is the founder and senior editor of Revivaler and has written a significant number of articles for various publications including official Buying Guides for eBay, classic car articles for Hagerty, magazine articles for both the Australian Shooters Journal and the Australian Shooter, and he’s a long time contributor to Silodrome. And even then, good luck! Wish someone today made a big, fat, slow round . Various British gunmakers made revolvers for this cartridge including Webley, the Bland-Pryse, and Tranter.

In keeping with the character of the original .577s, we (“we” being the author, Bowen Classic Arms crew, shop dog, et al) wanted a revolver of relatively ordinary size and shape, not some outsized, eight-pound monstrosity with all the grace and handling of an anvil. There was no need to reinvent the wheel, so to speak! (his is a little bigger :)), Watsons is still a privately-owned gunmaker, though they’re no longer on Pall Mall. Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email. Tranter fixed-frame .577s used a three-piece cylinder. POSTOVANI DALI STE UMOGUCNOSTI DA MI OBEZBEDITE VISE PODATAKA O REVOLVERU CAL.577 TRANTER [ SEMA -CRTEZ REVOLVERA KNJIGA ITD ] Unlike the US which learned the value of a revolver British and European militaries seemed content to issue single shot percussion pistols to the ranks while officers could buy what they wanted. I’ve got a scan of the G&A Seyfried article, “Giant Stoppers” available. In short a British Army officer needed to have a sidearm of sufficient power to not just kill but to stop in his tracks the opponent coming at him: and in case the revolver proved to be ineffective the officer would need to draw his saber in good time and get to work with that in the hope of emerging from that encounter alive.

Consulting with an expert may be unmanly but, in this case, it saved the day. Sadly, the future for newly made .577 revolvers is pretty bleak. Sadly, most devout gun cranks will never have a chance to see, let alone shoot one of these marvels which gave rise to the notion that it might be nice to try and build a modern .577. © 2020 Forgotten Weapons.Site developed by Cardinal Acres Web Development. I think the upturned point on the top of the grip points to this one being made by Webley, but I can’t confirm that.

The use of a removable backing plate made the process of reloading the Tranter .577 Manstopper revolver a tedious process. .577 breech loading double barrel, side lever howdah pistol by W. & J. Kavanagh, Dublin, Circa 1870. I assume that if the muzzle velocity isn’t high enough, a tree would be good protection from the projectile. The advent of cartridge revolvers and ammunition didn’t improve matters a great deal.

Gwyn. As an aside to this article readers will be aware that there have been a number of large caliber high powered handgun cartridges created in recent years including the .500 Smith & Wesson and the .50 Action Express, both of which are of course savage to shoot. Cabal had replied that he didn’t know about that, but it could stop a Deep One with its dander up and that was good enough for him.

According to Kynoch and Eley, they were all the same 1.125″ long,cut-down .577 Enfield rifle case, only differing in bullet weights. This one was made in Belgium, and then retailed by Thomas Wilson in London. Hellboy’s Samaritan! Hence the .577/.600 in Europe, and .the .45 Colt and .44 WCF over here. But who needs a follow up? Perusing spec sheets on virtually every known cartridge case turned up nothing useful.

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