Original U.S. Civil War Era Cooper Double Action Pocket Percussion Revolver - Matching Serial 13524

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a lovely Civil War Era Pocket Percussion Revolver, made by the COOPER FIREARMS MFG. CO.. The company was a competitor of Samuel Colt, and introduced this very neat DOUBLE ACTION Pocket Percussion Revolver to compete with the Colt 1849 Pocket Model Revolver. The striking advantage to the Cooper was it's ability to shot from both single action and double action, doing away with having to re-cock the revolver after each shot is taken. Single action could still be used when greater accuracy was desired.

This examples in fine condition with some original finish and crisp markings. Made in FRANKFORD, PA. as stamped on the 5" barrel, revolver 10" in overall length.Patent dates starting in 1851 go up to 1863 so this particular example was produced during the last two years of the Civil War for Officer's private purchase. Another important stepping stone in U.S. Revolver development.

This revolver is Five shot percussion, .31 caliber with a 5" barrel. The serial Number 13524 is clearly marked on the pistol grip, loading lever (24), barrel, and cylinder, making this an all-matching pistol. It is in nice tight condition with a lovely gray steel patina and some old pitting marks evident. Appears to be in perfect functioning condition and is nicely marked with the manufacture and patent information across the top of the octagonal barrel-

PAT.JAN 7 1851 APR 25 1854 SEP. 4 1860
SEP. 1 1863 SEP. 22 1863

The walnut grips are in very good shape, with a lovely color and the expected patina of age.  The revolver functions well in single action, with a tight cylinder lockup and good indexing. In double action the indexing does not work quite as well, and as with any revolver of this age, it can be somewhat finicky at times.

This is a very nice Cooper Double Action Pocket Pistol dating from the Civil War Era; a wonderful acquisition for any collection. Ready to display.


Year of Manufacture: Circa 1864
Caliber: .31cal
Ammunition Type: Percussion Cap and Ball
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 10 inches
Action: Double / Single action
Feed System: 5 Shot Revolver

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