Allen and Wheelock

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by deg, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Here is a gun I bought from my wife's grandfather years ago. I am sure I paid way too much for it but he was in a money bind and heck, id have given him the money anyway.

    Best I can tell, the writing is faint, it says Allen and Wheelock, Worchester, Mass. Pat date Sep 07 Nov 09 1858. There is drawings on the wheel, but I can't really make them out very well. It is a .22 cal

    Any information it would be appreciated
     

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  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I always kinda liked those old side hammers.
     

  3. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Can't see great detail from the pictures. They made 1,500 or
    so between 1858 and 1862 in several variations. Does the hammer
    on yours strike to the right of center, or on center? If it's to the
    right, I think what you have is considered an "early model".
     
  4. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ya, I am about the suckiest picture taker ever. I will look at it here in a bit and report back.
     
  5. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Here is another view, appears to be just a tad right of center, but not by much
     

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  6. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Wow, maybe I didn't overpay. I gave him $500 for this on and an old rusty .38 that the chrome plating fell off of and took to heavy rust.
     
  7. Hawg

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    I had the sister to it. I paid 175.00 for mine around 20 years ago and traded it off about six or seven years ago for a NIB Ruger Old Vaquero Bisley in .44 mag. Serial number was 606. My understanding was they made about 3000 of them.

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