Allen & Thurber Pepperbox Pistol

.31 caliber. 3.25" barrel cluster. SN: 146. Blued and color casehardened finish finish, smooth ivory two-piece grips. 1837 patent double action percussion pepperbox with an NG Bolen NY retailer mark stamped over the Norwich address. German silver lozenges in grips, with left one engraved with a name that might read Adeline Custer, but is very weak and hard to read.


Good. Retains no finish with scattered oxidation and surface roughness, markings remain clear. Mechanically functional, fair bores are oxidized and pitted. Grips with wear and some old age cracks

Estimate: $400 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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