Lot #1181
Lot #1183

Lot 1182: Allen & Thurber Percussion Pepperbox

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: August 26, 2023

Lot 1182: Allen & Thurber Percussion Pepperbox

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: August 26, 2023

Estimated Price: $3,250 - $4,500
Price Realized:

Cased Allen & Thurber Percussion Pepperbox

Manufacturer: Allen & Thurber
Model: Pepperbox
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 31
Barrel: 3 1/4 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 440
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 168
Class: Antique
Description:

Offered here is a Norwich production pepperbox with the barrel cluster marked "ALLEN & THURBER NORWICH C-T" and "PATENTED 1837 CAST-STEEL," floral scroll engraved frame, acid etched nipple shield, and "ALLENS PATEN" marked bar hammer. A German silver oval inlay is featured on each grip panel. The number "151" is stamped on the grip frame, hammer spring, trigger guard, both grips, and barrel cluster. The partitioned case contains a powder flask, lead balls, ramrod, and French paper cap tin.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel cluster retains 25% original blue finish in the protected areas with the remainder a smooth brown patina. 50% original case colors remain on the hammer. The remaining surfaces retain 40% original blue finish with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The engraving is crisp. The grip is also fine with minor handling marks. One of the barrels is obstructed. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good with a cracked bottom, minor handling/storage marks, and typical high edge wear on the lining.



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