RARE Antique ALLEN & WHEELOCK DA .30 Percussion Revolver ANTIQUE IVORY GRIP
CIVIL WAR Era Pocket Revolver with CYLINDER SCENE
Here we present an antique Allen & Wheelock Large Frame Double Action Percussion Revolver in .30 Caliber, made circa 1857 to the early 1860s in Worcester, Massachusetts. This revolver would have been made early in the Allen & Wheelock era which ran from 1856 through 1865. It was designed to be a very simple conceal and carry, self-defense pistol in the turbulent mid-19th Century and likely used in the American Civil War.
Ethan Allen was a true family man, investing and partnering with a nephew in a New York sporting goods retailer, hiring another brother-in-law, Thomas Wheelock, who was eventually made a partner, and similarly hiring and later making partner his two sons-in-law Sullivan Forehand and Henry Wadsworth. Because of these practices, his business was very successful. This company was founded by Ethan Allen in early 1800s and soon became a prolific gun-making firm that evolved from Ethan Allen to Allen & Thurber, as well as the Allen & Wheelock Company. It was located in Norwich, Connecticut and Worchester, Massachusetts, as well as Grafton. Eventually it became the Forehand & Wadsworth Company in 1871, after the death of Ethan Allen.
The overall condition is good. Strong action. The bore is mostly bright with a slight dimming towards the muzzle. Solid grips. Markings are legible. numbers match.
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Barrel is 3 inches.
Caliber: .30 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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