A rare U.S. Navy Elgin cutlass-pistol by C.B. Allen
Serial no. 45, .54 caliber. 5 inch octagonal barrel marked on the top Elgins/Patent and CBA/PM/1837. Frame marked C.B. Allen/Springfield/Mass. Barrel, frame, blade and stock all serial numbered. Underside of barrel affixed with broad 11 inch single edged blade with beveled false edge and forged with integral triggerguard/knucklebow. Varnished walnut grips. Together with original German silver-mounted leather holster, (the leather restored) the throat fitted with frog stud and with rare brass-tipped steel ramrod.
Condition: Very good. Smooth, dark grey metal showing some patches of spotting/light pitting and sharp markings. Wood with few light marks and small split at butt. Scabbard leather replaced.
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