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The Tiger Stopper Revolver - .577 Bland-Pryse
      #342779 - 25/06/20 12:01 AM

The Tiger Stopper Revolver - .577 Bland-Pryse

.577 Caliber Bland-Pryse Stopping Revolver
April 4, 2019 Ian McCollum Revolver, Video

https://www.forgottenweapons.com/577-caliber-bland-pryse-stopping-revolver/

https://youtu.be/2XBX2dMTebs


This revolver is lot #2573 at Morphy’s April 2019 auction.

There were probably less than a hundred of these Pryde-Patent break-action .577 revolvers made in total, and this one has managed to maintain an excellent nickel finish. Pushing approximately a 400 grain bullet at about 725 fps, these 5-shot revolvers were made as last-ditch “stopping” guns in case of attack by large animals, and most of them were taken to India during the Victorian period. This one was made in Belgium, and then retailed by Thomas Wilson in London.

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Re: The Tiger Stopper Revolver - .577 Bland-Pryse [Re: NitroX]
      #342780 - 25/06/20 12:17 AM

So cool! These were also noted in the thread on the Howdah pistols as one was chambered for the .577 Boxer round.

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Re: The Tiger Stopper Revolver - .577 Bland-Pryse [Re: Daryl_S]
      #342785 - 25/06/20 12:34 AM

They're definitely cool.

The modern 475 and 500 cartridges in light 3-1/2 pound guns are better

500JRH with 440 grains at 1350fps
475 Linebaugh with 420 grains at 1350fps
With these cartridges you're in the range of 1700-1800 ft/lbs energy

If it weren't for the "destructive device" regulations, we'd be building modern 577 revolvers too.

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Re: The Tiger Stopper Revolver - .577 Bland-Pryse [Re: tinker]
      #342789 - 25/06/20 03:07 AM

What a neat pistol. Thanks for sharing this video.

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Re: The Tiger Stopper Revolver - .577 Bland-Pryse [Re: 85lc]
      #342792 - 25/06/20 04:55 AM

I wonder if one could catch the bullet from such revolver with a baseball glove..:LOL

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Re: The Tiger Stopper Revolver - .577 Bland-Pryse [Re: rigbymauser]
      #342793 - 25/06/20 05:18 AM

I would not want to stand in front of it.

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Re: The Tiger Stopper Revolver - .577 Bland-Pryse [Re: tinker]
      #342797 - 25/06/20 07:44 AM

Quote:

They're definitely cool.

The modern 475 and 500 cartridges in light 3-1/2 pound guns are better

500JRH with 440 grains at 1350fps
475 Linebaugh with 420 grains at 1350fps
With these cartridges you're in the range of 1700-1800 ft/lbs energy

If it weren't for the "destructive device" regulations, we'd be building modern 577 revolvers too.



I didn't think you cousins over the pond had 'regulations' as to what size hand cannons you could fire?


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Re: The Tiger Stopper Revolver - .577 Bland-Pryse [Re: 93x64mm]
      #342803 - 25/06/20 10:36 AM

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I didn't think you cousins over the pond had 'regulations' as to what size hand cannons you could fire?




It's not so much what we can fire.
It's more of a regulation of what we can manufacture.
I'm not exactly sure how recent this regulation is, whether or not it's original National Firearms Act or if it was added language.
Technically we *can* build something with a caliber bigger than 500 but we first need to jump through a taxation and licensure hoop and pay $500 per specimen - as long as it's not a replica of an antique or obsolete system.
Antique / obsolete are typically good to go without special taxation or licensure.

For instance, a Howdah on a Jones underlever system, in 20 bore Paradox-type would likely be a straight go. Smooth bore would end up being a short barreled shotgun, and would need it's own special blessings from the crown - unless it's pinfire system, then it's ok...

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Re: The Tiger Stopper Revolver - .577 Bland-Pryse [Re: tinker]
      #342813 - 25/06/20 02:02 PM

have seen pics of a very nice british 20 ga smoothbore double barrel howda for roundball loads that was made by the same maker in 577 snider too.
was the same size, iirc

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