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Lot 2226: Three Engraved Ethan Allen Patent Percussion Pepperbox Revolvers

Auction Date: February 17, 2022

Three Engraved Ethan Allen Patent Percussion Pepperbox Revolvers

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,300 - $1,900

A) Allen & Wheelock Pepperbox

Manufacturer: Allen & Wheelock
Model: Pepperbox
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32
Barrel: 3 1/4 inch fluted
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 478
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

Description:

All three manufactured c. 1840s-1865.

B) J.G. Bolen Marked Allen & Thurber Pepperbox

Manufacturer: Allen & Thurber
Model: Pepperbox
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32
Barrel: 3 3/8 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 478
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

C) Tryon Marked Allen's Patent Pepperbox

Manufacturer: American
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32
Barrel: 3 1/4 inch ribbed
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 478
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

One barrel is obstructed.

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