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Non-Dug artifacts From The Civil War Era
27th Pennsylvania Attributed! Allen & Thurber Sidehammer Target Pistol
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Here is one that you seldom encounter. This is the single shot sidehammer target pistol that was made by the famous firm of Allen & Thurber. According to Flayderman's Guide, he states that they were made in the late 1840's and into the 1850's. He also states that there were only a few hundred produced. This one fires a bullet of .41 in caliber from the full-length 8 inch barrel. The barrel is designed with a part round and part octagonal configuration. The original brass front sight is intact. The back of the barrel has the rear sight. It is the style that extends behind the hammer where it engages an adjustment screw. The mechanics of the lockplate work well on all positions. On the back side flat of the barrel it has the maker's marking and production location stamping that reads "ALLEN & THURBER WORCESTER CAST STEEL". This gun has matching assembly numbers of "89". the gun has the spur style triggerguard design. On the handle of the gun it has the original 2-piece walnut wood grips intact. What makes this gun extra special is what is engraved on the right hand side flat of the barrel. It is inscribed with jeweler quality script letters "B. F. Hendrick". According to the previous owner this is the name of Benjamin F. Hendrick of the 27th Pennsylvania Emergency Militia Infantry. Hendrick was one of the men that answered the call in the early part of 1863 because they were worried about the Confederates invading Pennsylvania. He enlisted on June 19th 1863 and served until August 1st 1863. A brief print-out of Hendrick's service and that of the 27th Pennsylvania Emergency Militia will accompany the pistol. This is a great looking gun from all angles.

Item #: A9132
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
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