Original U.S. 19th Century Sharps .32 Rimfire 4 Barrel Pepperbox Pistol with Bird's Head Grip

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is exactly what the Mississippi gamblers carried on the River Boats after the Civil War for self protection. Featuring FOUR barrels, each in .32 Rim Fire that fired individually by way of a single action hammer with a rotating firing pin. Easy to conceal, these were very popular.

The barrel easily removed by pulling down the button on the left side of the frame and sliding the barrel off forwards for reloading. The underside of the barrel is marked with serial number 857 on the dovetail.

The pistol is marked on the side of the lower frame:-

JAN. 25. 1859

Overall metal finish is a nice gray patina, with a bit of rust peppering in areas. The bird's head grip is very nice, and appears to be walnut, with a great deep red brown color. The advance lever for the rotating firing pin is worn and a bit finicky, so it does not always advance the pin to the next cylinder correctly.

An interesting stepping stone in 19th Century American firearms. Nice matured condition ready to display.


Year of Manufacture: circa 1860
Caliber:  .32 Rimfire
Ammunition Type: Rimfire Cartridge
Barrel Length: 2.5 inches
Overall Length: 4 3/4 inches
Action: Single
Feed System: 4 Barrel Pepperbox. Rotating Firing Pin.

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