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Revolver - Pepperbox, Ethan Allen, Worcester, Massachusetts, circa 1840s Object Reg. No: ST 021948

Percussion pepperbox revolver, cal. .312 in., six barrelled, steel, 9.80 long.

Made by Ethan Allen, Worcester, Massachusetts, circa 1840s.
Triggergaurd missing, top bar-hammer, plain wooden grips secured by a single screw, rounded butt, steel frame, engraved on both sides with loose foliate scrolls, has a shield to protect the nipples, nipple shield engraved with repeating acanthus scrolls. Light patina to all metal parts, with traces of early varnish layer yellowing around nipple shield, hammer, and top of action.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 9.80 cm (Height), 3.50 cm (Width), 18.80 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 9.80cm

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Tagged with: revolvers american
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on barrel L.H.side: PATENTED 1837 CAST-STEEL
Stamped on barrel upper L.H.side: WORCE
Stamped on bar-hammer L.H.side: ALLEN'S PATENT
No proofmarks visible.
Model Name/Number: 1837 Allen's Patent
Maker: Ethan Allen (Gunsmiths), Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America, circa 1840s
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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