Oddball British Bulldog
OK--see if you can figure this one out. If you Google "British Bulldog" images, you won't find anything like this gun. The hammer spur has been removed--probably by the factory as it is perfectly done, it is a topbreak--VERY unusual for a Bulldog--most are gate loaders although the British Webleys that inspired development of the Bulldogs are topbreaks--or guns with "Self Extractors"--as this one is marked.
The gun is of typical Bulldog quality (average) but appears to have Birgmingham proof marks--two proofs on the bottom of the barrel and a proof for each cylinder chamber. Double action. There are no marks under the grips. The cylinder is marke .450, so I'm guessing .450 Adams? The barrel is marked ACIER or ACIEP-can't tell which.
Has anyone see one like this? Any ideas of origin?