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Lot 280: Three Engraved Antique American Percussion Revolving Handguns

Auction Date: February 16, 2022

Three Engraved Antique American Percussion Revolving Handguns

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

A) Allen & Thurber Pepperbox

Manufacturer: Allen & Thurber
Model: Pepperbox
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch ribbed
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
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:

Manufactured c. 1847-1856 in Worcester.

B) Allen & Thurber Pepperbox

Manufacturer: Allen & Thurber
Model: Pepperbox
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32
Barrel: 2 1/2 inch fluted
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Views: 552
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:

Manufactured c. 1847-1856 in Worcester. Tension screw absent.

C) "Smith & Wesson" Marked Moore's Patent Firearms Co. Front Loading Teat-Fire Revolver

Manufacturer: Moores Patent Firearms Co
Model: Teatfire
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 teat-fire
Barrel: 4 inch octagon
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: walnut
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Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OD - VERY GOOD- all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised.

Description:

Manufactured c. 1864-70.

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