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IDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR WIA PEPPERBOX PISTOL

Price: $3,750.00
Availability: in stock
Prod. Code: IR82

Identified Civil War wounded in action Allen & Thurber Pepperbox pistol. 6-shot, .32 caliber pepperbox in fine+ condition overall. Ribbed barrels retain practically all of the original blue finish, now somewhat fading. Clearly marked "ALLEN & THURBER / WORCESTER". Bar hammer clearly stamped "ALLEN'S PATENT / 1845". Beautiful crisp floral engraving on both sides of the frame, mottled grey patina. Unbugered screw heads. Mechanics are tight. Two-piece walnut grips retaining the original varnish. Right grip nice carved "H RUXTON", the bottom portion wearing thin from handling. Corporal Henry Ruxton mustered into the 164th New York Infantry on 08-19-1862. The 164th New York was known as Corcoran Guard, a New York Zouave unit engaged in numerous battles during the Civil War to include: Siege of Suffolk, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg. It was here at Petersburg that Corporal Ruxton would be wounded in action sustaining a left shoulder wound as the results of an exploding artillery shell. This is a historic item with great history, seldom are identified pepperbox pistols encountered. An extensive folder of information accompanies.