Antique 6-Shot MANHATTAN Pepperbox Revolver
ANTEBELLUM Production Revolver from Norwich, Conn.
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Item 670485153
Location Columbia, MO 65203
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Antique 6-Shot MANHATTAN Pepperbox Revolver

ANTEBELLUM Production Revolver from Norwich, Conn.

Here we present an antique Manhattan 6-Shot Pepperbox Revolver, made circa 1856, prior the American Civil War, in Norwich, Connecticut. Manhattan Fire Arms Co. was founded in 1856 specifically to capitalize on the soon to be expiring Colt patents in 1857. This strategy worked very well for the company and they began by making high quality and very close copies of both Colts and other popular pistols with expired patents. In fact, Manhattan’s copies of Colts were so close that Colt tried to kill their production with a lawsuit, even though their patent had expired.

Manhattan’s revolvers were very well received by the public. The company never received U.S. military contracts, except for a small delivery, most likely on the regimental level. Nevertheless, many Manhattan revolvers found themselves on smoky Civil War battlefields, purchased privately by officers and soldiers, and they were certainly in use at home. The war created a vast and unquenchable market for firearms of all types.

This piece is a scarce example of a Manhattan Pepperbox. The company produced about 2,500 altogether, though in many different variations, including barrel lengths and number of shots. While all of them featured a double action trigger and hammer, most of them also revolved the barrel with a pull of the trigger.

The overall condition of the piece is fine. The finish appears to be a silver-nickel plate. It has taken on an interesting white color that is quite unique and makes the gun look wizened. The markings are clear and legible. The serial numbers match throughout. The original walnut grips also match and are in fine condition. The bores contain what appear to be traces of lead ball, though they are not completely obstructed. The trigger and hammer function is strong, but the barrel cluster requires hand-turning.

Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.

Barrel is 3 inches in length.

Caliber: .28 percussion

Overall condition as seen in photos.

Here is a scarce Manhattan Pepperbox for your firearm collection!

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Mfg Part Number
5.00 Pounds