Black powder pistol need identification

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    Herbert Berry

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    I was sent this picture of a black powder pistol and didn’t have any information about it can someone Identify it.
     

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    bang

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    Pepper Box. Allen and Thurber.
     
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    desi23

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    Not a pepperbox, looks more like a small single shot pocket pistol... which the Allen company did sell, I have seen several at various collector shows over the years
     
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    Herbert Berry

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    What would you expect to pay and how much is it worth ?
     
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    How many chambers does it have and does it give the caliber?
     
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    IMO, the pistol is a pocket or muff, bar hammer pistol, possibly made by Allen & Thurber in the 1840's. If it was made by Allen or Allen & Thurber the name of the company on the barrel.
    It's also possible that the pistol was made by any one of dozens of other companies during the 1830-1860 time frame. Almost all of these pistols will have the makers name stamped on them.

    In 2007, Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms said a Allen & Thurber pistol like this in good condition was worth $200-$500.
     
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    Herbert Berry

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    I only got that picture nothing more than wants $300.00 looks like a gambler gun or lady pocket gun. I do appreciate all the information so far
     

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