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Antique Pepperbox Pistol, Bar Hammer 6 Shot .31 Cal., Cased With Partial Tin Ele

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<P>Antique Pepperbox Pistol, Bar Hammer 6 Shot .31 Cal., Cased With Partial Tin Eley Bro.s Caps.&nbsp; Pistol resembles an Allen & Thurber but is unmarked.&nbsp; Circa Mid 1800's.</P> <P>Pistol has rotating 6 shot barrel that is 3" long, with a bar hammer on top that works when the trigger is pulled.&nbsp; The barrels index when the trigger is pulled.&nbsp; Open scrollwork engraving on both sides of the frame, on the triggerguard, and on the butt of the grip.&nbsp; All metal is a medium gray patina, with some pitting on two adjacent barrels and also some on the left frame and also on the butt of the grip.&nbsp; All nipples present and have some very minor flattening from the hammer being dropped on them.&nbsp; The&nbsp;6 barrel cylinder will index freely and does not lock up as it should, but it indexes perfectly when the trigger is pulled - possibly a gunsmith could tune the mechanism up some to correct the free indexing.&nbsp; Fine walnut grips with most of their original finish, and the right grip has a small chip out on the bottom front corner.</P> <P>Partial tin of caps is 1 1/2" diameter X 1 1/4" tall, and is painted black with a paper label.&nbsp; The black paint is discolored in a spotty fashion on the sides of the tin, and some of the paint is gone from around the sides of the lid.&nbsp; No dents.&nbsp; Original paper label on top is about 96-97% complete and reads "Waterproof Percussion Caps for Central-Fire Breech-Loading Cases, Eley Bro.s Ld., London."</P> <P>Wood case is 10" wide X 4 1/2" deep X 3" tall, with brass hinges and a simple brass catch.&nbsp; Case is compartmentalized on the inside and is lined with blue felt.&nbsp; The bottom of the case is covered with the same blue felt.&nbsp; The lid to the case is slightly bowed.&nbsp; No dings or dents and only some very light handling scuffs.&nbsp; Wood looks like it might be chestnut.&nbsp; Case has 14 loose&nbsp;cast .31 caliber round balls inside, one of which is totally white with oxidization.&nbsp; The other lead balls have been poorly cast and have wrinkles and flats.</P> <P>Overall Condition Very Good.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P>
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