Underhammer Pistol By J. Jenison, Southbridge, Massachusetts

Date:
circa 1830
Creator:
J. Jenison, Southbridge, Massachusetts
Description (physical):

Iron/steel, curly maple. Length - 7 3/4"; Barrel length - 4 1/16"; Caliber (approximate) - .36

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
01/23/49
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Underhammer Pistol By Quinebaug Rifle Manufacturing Company, Southbridge, Massachusetts

Date:
circa 1830-1850
Creator:
Quinebaug Rifle Manufacturing Company, Southbridge, Massachusetts
Description (physical):

Iron/steel; wood: mahogany. Length - 12 5/8"; Half octagon barrel length - 8 1/8"; Octagon section - 2 11/16"; About .34 calibre

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
01/22/49
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Percussion Pistol By H. Ashton, Middletown, Connecticut

Date:
1849
Creator:
H. Ashton, Middletown, Connecticut
Description (physical):

Iron/steel; brass; wood: walnut. Length overall - 15"; Barrel length - 8 1/4".

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.1.139
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Underhammer Pistol By Adin Ruggles, Stafford, Connecticut

Date:
circa 1830-1833
Creator:
Adin Ruggles, Stafford, Connecticut
Description (physical):

Iron/steel; wood: figured maple. 9 5/8" long, barrel 6" with 2" octagonal section

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
01/13/49
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Officer's Holster Pistol

Date:
c. 1760
Creator:
T. Richards
Location:
648 Route 32,New York,Saratoga,12170
Identifier:
SARA 350
Institution:
Saratoga National Historic Park
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Mcclellan’s Pistol

Date:
1850

This first model Colt Dragoon revolver was carried by General George B. McClellan during the Civil War. Colt made approximately 7,000 of these .44 caliber, six-shot repeaters between 1848 and circa 1850.

Location:
Constitution Ave. between 12th and 14th Sts. NW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.01
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Pistols

Date:
c. 1862

Both pistols are double action. In a double action revolver, squeezing the trigger pulls back the hammer both to cock the gun as well as serving to release the hammer. In contrast, a single action revolver requires the hammer to be pulled back by hand before each shot.

Description (physical):

Upper: Metal. L 21 cm; Lower: Metal. L 17.5, Dia (barrel) 3.18 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0012
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park