FINE SCARCE Allen & Wheelock SIDEHAMMER Revolver Algonquian Native American
5-Panel Cylinder Scene & Rosewood Grips!
Here we present an antique Allen & Wheelock Sidehammer Revolver, made circa 1858 in Worcester, Massachusetts. There we 8 different variants of this revolver made between 1858 and 1865, and only 1,500 are thought to have been made total, making this a very scarce little revolver. It features 7 shots of .22 rimfire, which was one of the great defensive rounds of the day, very popular with the public.
The most immediately eye-catching feature on this revolver is the side-mounted hammer on the right side of the gun. The next is the 5-panel cylinder scene featuring a version of the Massachusetts State seal with a Algonquian Native American and a star, a collection of cannon and other small arms, a horseman charging with a spear raised overhead, crossed rifles and handguns, and ship with a fort in the background.
The left side of the barrel is marked “ALLEN & WHEELOCK. WORCESTER. MASS./ALLEN’S PAT’S. SEPT. 7. NOV. 9. 1858.”
The overall condition is Fine. The action is strong! The bore is dim, and a bit dusty from age. The 5 cylinder-scenes are in fine condition. This little gem comes to you in great shape and would make a dandy talking piece.
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrel is 2-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .22 Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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