A rare American Ethan Allen single shot Derringer pistol, circa 1865 - 1871
A rare American Ethan Allen single shot Derringer pistol, circa 1865 - 1871. The single cartridge loading pistol is manufactured by Ethan Allen of Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A., designed with wooden hand grips and a cylindrical and partially octagonal faceted barrel which rotates horizontally on the iron frame, swinging the barrel sideways to mechanically eject the cartridge. Struck 'E ALLEN & WORCESTER, MASS, ALLEN'S PAT. MCH. 7 .1865.' 5.1 in (12.9 cm) length.
Auction Date: July 2017