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Cochran turret revolver
St
Ýckel: "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. B.. ALLEN."
Flayderman's # 7A-019: "late 1830s, distinct American oddity
"

 

cocked

movable rear sight *** push-in button to free the cylinder revolving by hand *** cylinder bridge with patentee's and maker's inscription

trigger *** under hammer *** hole for hammer spur to hit pistol with cap

frame after removing cylinder

rear sight with hook to arrest the upper part

escutcheon *** rear sight

butt cap

Cochran Turret Revolver, finest surviving deluxe engraved specimen, serial # 103, 7-shot, caliber .38 percussion, 5⅛" barrel with fixed front sight.  Pushing the rear sight enables to open the bridge over the cylinder. A lever keeps the cylinder securely in please, and after pushing it into the frame it releases the cylinder to be hand-revolved. Plain wooden grips with German silver escutcheon and engraved butt plate. Extremely rare variation with deluxe engraving. On top of the bridge are the markings

COCHRAN'S
PATENT

an lower under the eagle the maker's name


C.B. ALLEN
SPRINGFIELD
MASS.

Part of my collection!

 

 

 

 

 

Cochran hand-revolved turret revolver, serial # 47, 7-shot, caliber .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


C.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.

 

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