.44 Lipfire caliber, 7.5" octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 141. Blued finish, varnished walnut grips. Single action 6-shot lipfire revolver. Left side of barrel flat marked in two lines: ALLEN & WHEELOCK WORCESTER, MASS U.S. / ALLEN'S PAT'S SEPT. 7 NOV. 9, 1858. Matching numbers on frame under left grip, cylinder arbor pin, rear of cylinder, loading gate and in left grip. Second type variant with loading gate hinged at bottom and narrow grip profile. Retains original dovetailed tall brass blade front sight. Production of these revolvers was brought to an abrupt halt by a patent infringement lawsuit from Smith & Wesson for the violation of the Rollin White bored-through cylinder patent. Thus, only a few hundred were manufactured ca 1860 before production was halted.
Good. Retains no finish with a mottled gray and dark gray patina showing surface oxidation and age discoloration. Mechanically functional, fair bore with scattered moderate pitting. Grips very good with much of their original varnish, some high edge wear and scattered handling marks.