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Antique Allen's Pat. Pepperbox Pistol

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:175.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Antique Allen's Pat. Pepperbox Pistol
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Antique Allen's Patent Double Action Bar-Hammer Percussion Pepperbox Pocket Revolver, NVSN, .34 cal., 2.5'' fluted 5-shot barrel group is marked ''Allen & Thurber Worcester'' in one flute, and ''Patented 1837 Cast Steel'' in another; floral engraved steel frame with integral bag-style gripstraps and a smooth nipple shield, standard trigger with loop guard, and an unconventional bar hammer made without the usual rounded nipple striker at front but marked ''Allen's Patent''; two-piece varnished walnut grips. Mfg'd ca. 1847-65. Condition is very good. Barrel group retains much original thin blue with perhaps later cold-blue touchup; frame is smooth with traces of original blue in protected areas and scattered beginning roughness. Grips are sound with 80% original finish and scattered handling/use marks. Action is crisp; smoothbores are clean and bright; markings are sharp; engraving is generally clear. Est.: $350-$500. (Antique)