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Allen & Thurber, Norwich percussion pepperbox - $595.00

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Allen & Thurber, Norwich percussion pepperbox. Nicely marked with "PATENTED 1837 CAST STEEL" on barrel rib, "ALLEN'S.PATENT" on top of hammer, and "ALLEN & THURBER/NORWICH C-T". Metal parts have a mottled medium patina overall with some scattered pitting. Grips show staining, a small chip on the frame by the right side, and a little looseness around the screw escutcheon. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.