Hamilton police are hoping to reunite an antique revolver with its rightful owner following a routine vehicle stop in the City early this morning.
Officers found the antique handgun, believed to be an 1850s English Tranter revolver, in the possession of two men, along with other property, during the vehicle stop.
Sergeant Dale Smith of the Hamilton Proactive Policing Team said officers wanted to identify the owner of the gun believed to have been manufactured in 54 calibre.
"This revolver is in its original wooden case and comes complete with all its accessories, it is quite a rare piece and we're hoping organisations such as gun clubs, Antique Arms Association or individual collectors may be able to use their own networks to help us verify the rightful owner of this item."
Anyone with any information on the origins of this firearm is asked to contact Ms Grace at the Hamilton Central Police Station on 07 858 6200.
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