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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.jpg IMGP9705.jpg IMGP9702.jpg IMGP9688.jpg IMGP9727.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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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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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.

Jim
 

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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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