G103a - Allen and Thurber Pepperbox

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G103a - Allen and Thurber Pepperbox

737.50
One of the most popular-selling handguns of their day, Pepperboxes were sold to the early emigrants heading west like the California-bound 49ers through the Mexican and Civil War periods, and many are seen today in collections and museums connecting them to the Civil War soldier of both sides. In very fine condition, this .31 caliber, six-shot firearm has a 3_" barrel. "Allen's Patent / 1846" is stamped on the hammer and Allen & Thurber Worcester" appears on one flute of the barrel. There is a lovely hand-engraved scroll design on the frame and nipple protector. All the metal has aged to an even medium gray. The grips are walnut and in excellent condition. A nicely appointed weapon, totally original and in overall excellent condition. For a like representation, see Military Images Vol XVIII #4 p. 36 where an ambrotype of Pvt. Coffman of the 10th VA Infantry shows him posing with his pepperbox.
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