POTD: An English Pepperbox Pistol with a Bayonet

   06.01.21

POTD: An English Pepperbox Pistol with a Bayonet

Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! We have gone over the well-documented Pepperbox pistol of America made by Allen & Thurber. Here we have a unique example of one from England equipped with a bayonet spike protruding from the center pin. The Pepperbox pistols of the world were never regarded as being very accurate and some say it was prone to chain fires so I guess someone thought it would be a good idea to have a backup plan.

“Characteristic form of the pepperbox pistol with six case colored revolving chambers with British proofs in the gullets and decorated with light border engraving at muzzle. Case colored hammer engraved with acanthus scroll. German silver round action with more acanthus engraved en suite. Trigger guard and butt engraved en suite. 2 piece walnut stocks retained by single screw through central escutcheon. Mounted with triangular spike bayonet with case colored base.”

ENGLISH PEPPERBOX REVOLVER WITH SPIKE BAYONET [Photograph found in LOT #3044, Morphy Auctions]. (n.d.). Retrieved May 21, 2021, from https://auctions.morphyauctions.com/_A__ENGLISH_PEPPERBOX_REVOLVER_WITH_SPIKE_BAYONET_-LOT503963.aspx

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