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  • J.P. Lower Revolver / SOLD

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    J.P. Lower Revolver - Inventory Number: HAN 167 / SOLD

    Six-shot .32 caliber rimfire J.P. Lower revolver. The pistol features a simple swinging loading gate on the right of the cylinder to accommodate rimfire cartridges. Finish is dark brown with some spots of light pitting. The loading lever has broken off and the cylinder doesn’t turn when cocking the hammer. The hammer is functional and holds on half and full cock positions. These pistols were actually produced from 1861 through 1865 by William Uhlinger of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are a direct patent infringement of the Smith & Wesson Rollin-White patent. In order to disguise their origin, Uhlinger stamped various markings on top of the barrels, one of which was J. P. Lower. This would have made a handy and lightweight sidearm for a Civil War officer.  Serial number: 3340

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    Inventory Number: HAN 167 / SOLD