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Beaumont-Adams revolver

Designed by Robert Adams and improved by Lieutenant Frederick E. B. Beaumont, manufactured by Francotte in Belgium c.1850′s.
.436 cap and ball 5-shot cylinder, double action, side-mounted loading lever.

This design became so popular in Europe and particularly England that Samuel Colt had to close his factory in London.