OLD ALLEN AND WHEELOCK POCKET MODEL .34 CALIBER
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Category: Antique Revolvers - Percussion - Antique Pistols - Percussion
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OLD ALLEN AND WHEELOCK POCKET MODEL SIDE HAMMER PISTOL ...Allen and Wheelock made these side-hammer pistols in limited quantities between 1858 and 1861, with fewer than a thousand of each variation made. This one, serial number 141 is .34 caliber with a 4-inch barrel. The metal is a smooth dull gray overall, but with some pinprick pitting scattered about. The 1857 and 1858 patent dates are mostly legible on the octagonal barrel side flat. Likewise, the cylinder scene of animals in a forest is Very visible, so there is little wear to the metal. The front sight is in place and the action is good. The Loading-Rammer assembly, with its characteristic catch on the rear of the trigger guard Functions Fine. The grips are good, though chips are out on the corners.
These are nice pistols with a hint of that overly-clever Victorian Age engineering that we love. The backstrap is engraved, "R A Bryant". A good Civil War pistol from a classic American Arms Maker. Antique Pre 1898.