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    London Cased 1878

    Any help on this one would be appreciated. I have what I believe to be a London Cased 1878 in .455 that is all original. I have never seen anything like this one. The right side of the frame is marked M4315. The top of the case is marked F.K.K.P. Any and all opinions are welcome.IMGP9685.jpgIMGP9705.jpgIMGP9702.jpgIMGP9688.jpgIMGP9727.jpg

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    The Colt model 1878. double action revolver calibre .455 Eley nickel 7 1/2". barrel only 32 shipped to London 1883-84;..

    The case is incorrect thats a latter case early case's had 14, Pall Mall London SW latter one's 26, Glass House Street Piccadilly London SW

    I hope this helps.

    Michael

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    Sweet score Tom , also pretty damn good info there ^^^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by London51Navy View Post
    The Colt model 1878. double action revolver calibre .455 Eley nickel 7 1/2". barrel only 32 shipped to London 1883-84;..

    The case is incorrect thats a latter case early case's had 14, Pall Mall London SW latter one's 26, Glass House Street Piccadilly London SW

    I hope this helps.

    Michael
    It helps a lot thank you. The barrel measures 5 1/2''.

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    I will correct my original post '78 model nickel 51/2" 330 shipped to London.

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    [QUOTE=London51Navy;3088347]The Colt model 1878. double action revolver calibre .455 Eley nickel 7 1/2". barrel only 32 shipped to London 1883-84;..

    The case is incorrect thats a latter case early case's had 14, Pall Mall London SW latter one's 26, Glass House Street Piccadilly London SW

    I hope this helps.

    Michael,
    Isn't this a 51/2" barrel?
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    Here is another 1878 455 that probably went in the same shipment, the serial number is 5 digits higher. I have owned it for a while and had it out yesterday to show it to some friends. I realized I did not have a letter and ordered one yesterday. I apologize for the poor quality photo just wanted to post this tonight.

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    What's the main difference with the 45 colt version (except for the bore of .455 instead of .450) ? the shape of the chambers ? the riffling ? Could a cal .455 1878 Colt chamber or fire a 45 colt cartridge ?
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    Incredible! And in .455!

    Knowing how stubborn the Brits are & their indigenous firearms industry, if Colt chambered their revolvers for a British caliber, even in the 1880's, why didn't the Brits licence it?
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