Cased Pepperbox Pistol By Allen Thurber & Co., Worcester, Massachusetts

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Cased Pepperbox Pistol By Allen Thurber & Co., Worcester, Massachusetts

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Title:  

Cased Pepperbox Pistol By Allen Thurber & Co., Worcester, Massachusetts
Date:
circa 1845-1855
Creator:
Allen Thurber & Co., Worcester, Massachusetts

Content Description: 

Stocked in plain walnut showing large part of original finish. typical iron frame with scroll engraving. Bluing of barrel group may be original. Between the bores is stamped "ALLEN THURBER & CO./WORCESTER, MASS." and "PATENTED April 18, 1845". The inside of the trigger guard carries the serial # 263 and the # 1 in another place. These numbers also appear on the nipples. Mahogany case 8 3/4" x 5 3/4" x 1 7/8" lined in red velvet. Contains panel flask (4 3/4" overall), small bullet mold (marked 49.1.126) a cap box of the old style, colored with asphalt varnish & labeled "100/PERCUSSION CAPS/No. 10/A.H./QUALITY", and powder flask. Nice example of a cased percussion pepperbox, the gun and its accoutrements being in unusually good shape. With repair of barrels could probably be used for firing for demonstration purposes.

Physical Description: 

Iron/steel, walnut. Length with barrel group - 7 3/8".

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.1.126
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village

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