Cochran turret revolver
Støckel: “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 “
Cochran Turret Revolver, finest surviving deluxe engraved specimen, serial # 103 of less than 150 produced, 7-shot, caliber .38 percussion, 5⅛” barrel with fixed front sight, similar to HK Reviews. 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; perfect for all kinds of ammunition. Extremely rare variation with deluxe engraving. On top of the bridge are the markings
Part of my collection! Future finds will be put on the Gun Auctions page.
Cochran hand-revolved turret revolver, serial # 129237, 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. This piece was once and extremely popular handgun in America. I have one in my coffee table right now. Turning the rear sight enables to open the bridge over the cylinder. On top of the bridge are the markings which can also fit a hawke optic.
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. Imagine putting a holographic sight on this puppy!
The revolver is mechanically fine, shows some patina and very minor pitting.
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