.38 caliber 29" round barrel, no S/N. Browned barrel, blued cylinder, brass frame and triggerguard. Walnut buttstock with brass buttplate and German silver decorations including a hunter, a deer, and a fish on the obverse and another fish and a spread-winged eagle on the reverse. Cylinder engraved in script: Hall's / Repeating Rifle / Patented June 10 / 1856. Frame engraved in a New York style with flowing foliate scrolls and punch dot shading, with Nimschke style geometric boarders. Cylinder engraved with flowing open foliate designs with punch dot shading as well. 15-shot, manually rotated percussion cylinder, double triggers. Front trigger cocks the striker and rear trigger fires the rifle. Dovetailed notch rear sight and small brass blade front sight. Alexander Hall worked in New York City ca 1854-1873 producing revolving rifles under his Patent #15,110, which is the one referred to by the date on the cylinder of this gun. (Sellers) Alexander Hall revolving rifles are extremely scarce and only a handful of extant examples are known.
Very good. Barrel with thinned traces of brown mixed with a mostly smooth, evenly oxidized brown patina. Frame with a golden color, cylinder with traces of blue and a mostly plum patina. Mechanically functional, good pitted bore. Stock with wear, a small repair to the wood on the right side of the tang, a repair to the wood at the toe and the toe plate, several grain cracks and scattered bumps and dings.