BRASS Pre-CIVIL WAR Era .36 Cal. Ring Trigger PEPPERBOX Six-Shot GOLD RUSH
Enjoyed Greater Popularity than Colt’s First Pistol
Here we present an antique unmarked Bar Hammer Ring Trigger 6-shot Percussion Pepperbox Pistol. Percussion nipples were integrated to the barrels. Made with a bar hammer and ring trigger, examples have been encountered with or without an integral nipple shield. While simplifying shooting (no manual cocking of the hammer), the bar hammer did preclude the inclusion of usable sights. However, this early example of a double-action pistol must have been quite a selling point. As these were considered “point and shoot” short range defensive weapons or “belly guns”, the market did not seem to object to the limitation of not having sights.
These type pistols enjoyed even greater popularity than Sam Colt’s first pistol. The history that these pistols enjoyed over the years is astounding: the Seminole Wars, Gold Rush, Mexican War and American Civil War. These guns are true relics of American history.
The overall condition is good. The action partially functions, as the cylinder does not index. Good bores. Both grip are good with only light handling wear.
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Barrel is 3 inches.
Caliber: .36 percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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