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Allen & Thurber Single-Shot

Single-Shot, Side-Hammer Pistol

Allen & Thurber Single-Shot

Single-Shot, Side-Hammer Pistol

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This Allen & Thurber design was a peculiar-looking single-shot pistol intended for competition.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1848
MANUFACTURER(S): Allen & Thurber - USA
OPERATORS: United States
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Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible. * Calibers listed may be model/chambering dependent.
ACTION: Percussion System
CALIBER(S)*: .41
SIGHTS: Adjustable Rear; Fixed Front Iron
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• Allen & Thurber Single-Shot - Base Series Designation


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Detailing the development and operational history of the Allen & Thurber Single-Shot Single-Shot, Side-Hammer Pistol.  Entry last updated on 10/3/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Allen & Thurber single-shot pistol was developed for competition shooting. It was a single-shot pistol based on the percussion firing principle set in the .41 caliber.

Design was of wood and metal with the barrel being made of steel. The cast-steel barrel was removable up to the breech and mad up 8 inches of the gun's length. The pistol grip was integrated into the receiver as was common in all early systems of this type. The trigger was curved outward in the profile and protected by an elegant trigger guard that allowed for a additional fingers to stabilized the weapon. The barrel was rounded and relatively featureless save for the forward sight. The midsection of the body was octagonal in shape. The hammer sat along the left side of the body and a ramrod was held under the barrel.

Some 300 such pistols were thought to have been produced beginning in the 1840s and continuing into the 1850s.






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