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Allen & Wheelock Large Frame Pocket Revolver, Early Model

Object Number: 
1951.322
Date: 
1857-1858
Medium: 
Wood, steel
Dimensions: 
barrel length: 3 7/8 in. ( 9.8 cm ) Overall: 8 in. ( 20.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: barrel: "ALLEN & WHEELOCK WORCESTER, MA U.S./ALLEN'S PATENT APRIL 16, 1845"; "316" stamped: hammer: "PATENTED/APRIL 16, 1845"
Description: 
Wood and steel revolver; octagon barrel with threaded cylinder pin; bag handle with wooden grips; stamped marks on barrel and hammer.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group