Rare 1st Model Allen & Wheelock Side Hammer Revolver, Third Issue, Cased
Barrel marking: ALLEN & WHEELOCK WORCESTER, MASS / ALLEN’S PAT’S.
SEPT. 7. NOV. 9. 1858 / Serial Number: 735, .22-Caliber, 7 Shot
Measurement: 2.5” octagonal barrel
Material: Walnut grips, six rounds of ammo, iron frame
Condition: Strong roll die cylinder scene, action is smooth and tight, traces of blue,
smooth surface, two corners gutta percha case chipped; original liner.
Additional Information: Third Issue: button head cylinder pin at rear, frame slightly
narrower than first two issues and is beveled on sides. The continuous top sighting
groove is replaced with a horizontal ridge with V-notch sight. Cylinder engraving
displays five round panels depicting mounted rider, standing Indian [seal of
Massachusetts], ship and other military trophy and panoply of arms designs. The very
rare Gutta-percha case is fitted specifically for this model and is bored for 52 rimfire
rounds; The cover features high relief scroll work. This is a good example…in any
condition these are scarcely encountered.