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Tranter Revolver

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Tranter Model 1868 Army - .450 Adams
Tranter revolver (Second Model with single trigger), from the collection of General JEB Stuart
Tranter 54-bore self-cocking revolver
Tranter Model 1878 Army - .450

The Tranter revolver was a double-action cap & ball revolver invented around 1856 by English firearms designer William Tranter (1816–1890). Originally operated with a special dual-trigger mechanism (one to rotate the cylinder and cock the gun, a second to fire it) later models employed a single-trigger mechanism much the same as that found in the contemporary Beaumont-Adams revolver.

Early Tranter revolvers were generally versions of the various Robert Adams-designed revolver models, of which Tranter had produced in excess of 8000 revolvers by 1853. The first model of his own design used the frame of an Adams-type revolver, with a modification in the mechanism which he had jointly developed with James Kerr. The first model was sold under the name Tranter-Adams-Kerr.



  • Type: Revolver
  • Length of barrel: ?
  • Weight empty: approx 2.4lb (1.1 kg),
  • Caliber: ?
  • Capacity: 5 or 6
  • Action: Double Action


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Jeremy Kemp Baron Karl von Leinsdorf M1868 1976
Alan Arkin Dr. Sigmund Freud Nickel plated M1868
Hannie Caulder Raquel Welch Hannie Caulder 1971
River of Death L.Q. Jones Eddie Hiller Supposedly M1868 1989
Herbert Lom Col. Diaz
Norman Anstey Tracy
True History of the Kelly Gang Louis Hewison Steve Hart Supposedly M1868 2019


Show Title Actor Character Note Air Date
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Julian Glover Alfred Barton Supposedly M1868; "The Moabite Cypher" (S02E09) 1973
Wild Boys Jeremy Sims Francis third model 2011
Around the World in 80 Days Lindsay Duncan Jane Digby Ep. 03 2021


Film Title Character Note Date
Case Closed: The Phantom of Baker Street Genta 2002
Hideki Moroboshi
Col. Sebastian Moran

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