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Allen & Thurber Single-Shot


Single-Shot, Side-Hammer Pistol


United States | 1848



"This Allen & Thurber design was a peculiar-looking single-shot pistol intended for competition."



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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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Physical
The physical qualities of the Allen & Thurber Single-Shot. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
203 mm
7.99 in
Barrel Length
Percussion System
Action
.41
Caliber(s)
Single-Shot
Feed
Adjustable Rear; Fixed Front Iron
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Allen & Thurber Single-Shot Single-Shot, Side-Hammer Pistol family line.
Allen & Thurber Single-Shot - Base Series Designation
Operators
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Contractor(s): Allen & Thurber - USA
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