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Selling: September 7, 2012

Lot 109: Allen & Thurber - Pepperbox

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A) Allen & Thurber Medium Percussion Pepperbox
Estimated Price: $1,300 - $1,700
Serial #Allen & Thurber - Pepperbox ManufacturerAllen & Thurber ModelPepperbox
TypePistol Gauge31 Percussion Catalog Page27
Barrel4 3/8 Inch Ribbed FinishBlue GripWalnut
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionA barrel cluster rib is stamped "PATENTED 1837 CAST STEEL" with "ALLEN & THURBER WORCESTER", (faint), on another rib. The hammer is marked "ALLEN'S PATENT" on the left side. The frame and recoil shield have a floral scroll engraving. Matching number on frame, barrel cluster and both grip panels. Fitted with smooth varnished grips.

ConditionVery good. The metal surfaces have a smooth brown patina. The grips are good with a moderate gouge on the left panel and some minor pressure dents. The action is fine.
B) Moore's Patent Firearms Front Loading Teat-Fire Revolver
Serial #B) Moore's Patent Firearms Front Loading Teat-Fire Revolver ManufacturerMoores Patent Firearms Co ModelTeatfire
TypeRevolver Gauge32 Teat-fire Catalog Page27
Barrel3 1/4 Inch Round FinishSilver GripWalnut
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured circa 1864 to 1870. Brooklyn address on top of the barrel with patent marking on the cylinder. The silver plated brass frame has a scroll and punch dot engraving on the sides with engraved recoil shields. Small hinged swivel gate mounted on the right side of the barrel lug and fitted with smooth two-piece walnut grips.

ConditionVery fine. The revolver retains 75% original silver finish which is darkening with age on the barrel and cylinder. Finish loss is concentrated on the frame and the exposed brass has an aged patina. The grips are very good with scattered minor dings and some high edge wear. The markings are faint but legible. The action is fine.
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