Joseph Lang was an English gunsmith who made percussion revolvers from around 1850 to 1860. These revolvers were of the "transitional" type; that is, they used a pepperbox-style frame with a conventional revolver cylinder and barrel. Lang made his revolvers in single-action only, some with fluted cylinders and some with smooth cylinders. The hammers had three bents: safety, half-cocked and fully-cocked. Typically Lang revolvers were made from steel and silver.
Lang revolvers can be identified by markings on the barrel, reading J. LANG, 22 COCKSPUR ST., LONDON.
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