Unknown Gun in the Mail…

Unknown Gun in the Mail…

Unknown Gun in the Mail…

Manasquan NJ – -(AmmoLand.com)- We received this picture in the mail with no other info. If you have more please email us and fill us in on this crazy looking but very effective looking pistol…?

Thanks to Michael for the info and link on this gun….

Very Rare and Unusual Sixteen-Shot Brass-Barreled Ring-Trigger Percussion Pepperbox Pistol by M. Cerwenka, c. 1860

3 1/4-inch brass barrels, farmed of a single piece of brass, each barrel with a slight taper (an arrangement or orientation pointing them towards a fixed point some distance from the shooter), inscribed on one barrel M. CERWENKA, each engraved at breech with numbers surrounded by scroll-work, floral engraved muzzles, the barrels mounted with a loading-rod, iron-breech with tang engraved with a hunter and his game, walnut grip set with brass plates, ring-trigger.

Condition: Very good, with wear overall, brass with fine aged patina.

Provenance: Frank Horner Collection

The Pictorial History of the Underhammer Gun by Herschel Logan, 1960; front cover and p. 169. The Thirty-Five Years Scrapbook by Theodore Dexter. American Society of Arms Collectors Bulletin #29, pg 25.
American Society of Arms Collectors Bulletin #43, pg 49.

Estimate: $10000 – $20000

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Kind of puts a new view on weapons with large magazines…


The first thing I thought of was a pepperbox pistol,so I google’d it and found this; http://www.collectorebooks.com/gregg01/Lot-111.htm.