Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Allen and Wheelock Percussion Revolvers

"The above is a Allen and Wheelock standard model sidehammer revolvers as manufactured from 1858 to 1861 with an estimated 750-1,000 produced. Some may have seen service with the 2nd and 3rd Michigan and 8th Pennsylvania cavalries." 
There is a lot of conflicting information on these revolvers as well as models on either side. Ethan Allen was quite a mechanic but a rather poor record keeper.

As you can see the trigger guard and loading lever was a combined unit.

This model is referred to as "1858 Army Center Hammer".

Regardless of who calls which or what, they are interesting!