Original U.S. Allen & Thurber Boxlock Percussion Pistol with Rare Detachable Shoulder Stock - c.1840

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is more unusual and we have never owned one of these before. On its own it is a typical single shot over sized percussion box lock pocket pistol and has a 7" barrel with an overall length of 11", rather too big to be referred to as a "pocket" pistol. Allen & Thurber produced many small self protection pocket pistols of this style in the 1840's and this example is truly notable because of it's larger size.

The finish is worn but the makers information is still visible if somewhat worn and faded on the top barrel flat:


It is also marked 70 . on the bottom of the barrel, but we are not able to determine if this is a serial number, or just a assembly number.

What makes this pistol so special is that it is fitted with a skeletal removable iron butt stock secured by a large closure screw to the rear. Now its overall length is is increased by a further 13" making a total of 24" overall.

Definitely not intended to be stored in One piece in any pocket, but in parts it could have been consider "concealable" in the 1840's.

Truly interesting and unusual, fully cleaned showing use but very good to display.


Year of Manufacture: circa 1840
Caliber:  approx .35" hexagonal rifled
Ammunition Type: Cap and Ball
Barrel Length: 7 inches
Overall Length: 10 3/4 inches / 24 1/2 inches with stock
Action: Top Action Percussion "Boxlock"
Feed System: Single Shot

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