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Pocketsize Allen And Thurber Pepperbox Revolver - SOLD

A beautifully engraved .31 caliber Allen & Thurber, Worcester-production standard size 6-shot pepperbox is among the many that were manufactured in many varieties from the 1830's to the early 1860's. Allen pepperboxes were among the most popular and best selling handguns of their day. They were the first American double action revolving arms and out-sold Colt revolvers prior to the Civil War. This example, having all matching serial numbers 671, has a 4-inch long, 6-shot fluted barrel group and an engraved (separately attached) nipple shield. The bar hammer has the 1845 Allen's Patent date; the barrel is marked "Allen & Thurber Worcester". The barrel retains 95% of the original blue with nipple shield retaining about 20% of the blue; frame retains traces of finish. The grips have over 90% original varnish with no dings or chips.


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