This is a very early "Pryse Type" revolver which was manufactured by the inventor, Charles Pryse and Co. in 1880. It has the Patent Use Number, 1431, stamped on the right side of the frame inside of a small triagle. It is documented that the Wilkinson Sword Co. sold a 6 inch, .450 blue, self extracting revolver by Charles Pryse & Co. with the Patent Use Number, 1430, in October of 1880. This revolver was sold to, "E. Paton & Son London" and is so marked on the top rib of the 5-1/2 inch, octagon barrel. Paton then applied his own name and serial number which is 1999 and all numbers match. It has the early, short cylinder which is only 1-1/8 inches long. The cylinder is not marked as to caliber but it chambers the standard, Webley, .455 cartridge. Also, the cylinder is stamped, "Steel". The grip is checkered walnut with no chips or cracks. This revolver is in excellent condition retaining most of the original blue with some flaking. It functions fine in both single and double action. The bore is very good with just a spot of slight pitting. It comes with an original, black leather holster which is also in very nice condition. Early Pryse revolvers in this condition are hard to come by. This gun is classified as an "antique" and can be sent directly to your door. Please send email address for photos.