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Circa 1860s
An Adams patent five shot double action .44 calibre percussion revolver with a Kerr's patent bullet rammer, an octagonal barrel and a chequered wooden grip. It is accompanied by a skeleton stock that can be attached via a slot in the grip to convert the revolver into a rifle. " 30464 " is marked on the chamber and " ADAMS PATENT No. 30464 " is marked on the frame. The revolver is contained in a flat rectangular wooden case with green felt lining along with the skeleton stock, a cleaning rod, two bags of bullets and a wooden phial for percussion caps.
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Circa 1860s
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This is an extremely rare type of firearm. If the wooden stock is attached to the revolver the weapon may be used like a rifle. The revolver is, perhaps, the only one of its kind in New Zealand. It belonged to Major Harry Atkinson, a commander of the Taranaki Bush Rangers, who later became New Zealand's Premier.
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