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Tranter 1853 double-trigger revolver

William Tranter was one of Robert Adams’ most important frame suppliers. Tranter also patented and manufactured double-action revolvers based on the Adams frame. The 1853 model had a double trigger. Pressure on the longer trigger cocked the gun and rotated the chamber, while pressing on the shorter trigger released the hammer and fired the weapon. This gun, therefore, had two methods (actions) of firing. Pulling both triggers together would cock and fire in one motion – very useful for close range firing. For accurate longer range shooting, the hammer is cocked with the longer trigger, and then after taking aim, slight pressure on the shorter trigger releases the hammer.

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