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Cochran turret revolver
St
øckel: "John Webster Cochran, New York,  1814 - 1874, received between 1834 and 1876  25 patents for handguns. Best known for his recoil-free "turret" repeating weapons, which were produced
by C. A. ALLEN."
Flayderman's # 7A-019: "late 1830s, distinct American oddity
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push-safety

 

 

 

 

 

Cochran hand-revolved turret revolver, serial # 47, 7-shot, cal. .38 percussion, 5⅛" barrel with fixed sight, Extremely rare variation with brass grip including shield behind the rear of the cylinder, less than five pieces known. Turning the rear sight enables to open the bridge over the cylinder. On top of the bridge are the markings

COCHRAN'S
PATENT

an lower under the eagle the maker's name


S.B. ALLEN
SPRINGFIELD
MASS.

Besides the under hammer is additional a push-safety to cover the hole in the frame stopping the firing pin from hitting a nipple. This device was apparently use only with a few revolvers.
The revolver is mechanically fine, shows some patina and very minor pitting.     $27,500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rear sight + open the top pf the frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cochran hand-revolved turret revolver,  7-shot, cal. .38 percussion, 5⅛" barrel with fixed sight, Rare variation with varnished wooden with escutcheon,  German silver shield behind the rear of the cylinder. Turning the rear sight enables to open the bridge over the cylinder. On top of the bridge are the markings

COCHRAN'S
PATENT

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an lower under the eagle the maker's name

S.B. ALLEN
SPRINGFIELD
MASS.


The revolver is mechanically fine, shows some patina and very minor pitting.  According to an information there are less than 50 pieces existing, meaning less than Colt Paterson    wanted

 

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