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Accession Number:
1988.8.2021
Makers
Andres Johannesson, Romenas, Malmbacks Parish, Sweden
Descriptions
wood, brass, steel
Names
firearm
Use
pistol
Date:
1840
Dimensions:
L: 8.5 in, Barrel length: 3.5 in, H: 4.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
Pepperbox Pistol made in Sweden. For years it was believed that these brass pepperboxes were made by Darling brothers in the United States, but recent research has shown that they were made in Sweden. The Darling brothers, Barton and Benjamin M., 1836-1840, worked at Billingham, Mass., Shrewsbury Mass. and Woonsocket, R.I., Patented a pepperbox pistol April 13, 1836, patent #9,591. Not to be confused with the ro - called Darling pepperboxs marked A I S such as the present specimen. Barrels rotate bny hand. Brass barrels and frame. a self-defense type pistol.
Inscription:
[on left side of receiver:] A1S
Remarks:
Pepper Box (facsimile)
Model:
Darling (Facsimile) Pepperbox Pistol
Caliber/Gauge:
.32 ML

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
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