J.R. Cooper’s Patent British Percussion Pepperbox Revolver, made circa the 1850s in Great Britain. Joseph Rock Cooper worked as a gunmaker between 1836 to 1863 in Birmingham, England. He is known for his many design improvements of rifle and pistols, but best known for his pepperbox pistol.
Excellent condition .36 Caliber example with fluted barrels, foliate engraved rounded action and border engraved butt, engraved 'J.R. Cooper Patentee' on one side, ring-trigger, and rounded figured grips, Birmingham proof marks.
Cased in an 1850’s mother of pearl inlayed box now repurposed, partitioned and lined to showcase this revolver. The case contains a very nice example of a fluted pistol powder flask with gold gilded mechanism, a high finish tin of Eley percussion cap tins manufactured in London and an oiler with silver plating. This pepperbox is one of the larger models, featuring 6 shots of .38 caliber ball. The frame is finely engraved, and it sports a scarcer under hammer action. It fires in double action.
Inventory Number: HAN 151 / SOLD