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Allen Ethan

Name Street Town State From To
Allen Ethan   Grafton Massachusetts 1835 1837



Patent Date Remarks
3,998 April 16, 1845
Imporvement in Pistols and Other Fire-Arms
Patent drawing
Specification
Specification 2nd page
16,367 January 13, 1857
Imporved Fire-Arm
Patent drawing
Specification
18,836 December 15, 1857
Imporvement in Revolving Fire-Arms
Patent drawing
Specification
Specification 2nd page
21,400 September 7, 1858
Imporvement in Revolving Fire-Arms
Patent drawing
Specification
RE633 December 14, 1858
Imporvement in Pistols and Other Fire-Arms
forming part of patent 3,998
Patent drawing
Specification
Specification 2nd page
Specification 3rd page
30,033 December 15, 1857
Imporvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms
Patent drawing
Specification
Specification 2nd page
30,109 September 25, 1860
Imporvement in Metrllic Cartridges
Patent drawing (Lipfire cartridge patent)
Specification
33,328 September 24, 1861
Imporvement in Revolving Fire-Arms
Patent drawing (Lipfire cartridge patent)
Specification
33,509 October 22, 1861
Imporvement in Revolving Fire-Arms
Improvement in Revolving Fire-Arms
Patent drawing
Specification
35,067 April 29, 1862
Imporvement in Revolving Fire-Arms
Patent drawing
Specification
Specification 2nd page


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Ethan Allen

Here some Allen's, Allen & Thurber and Allen & Wheelock guns to compare size

comparison

Handguns

.31 caliber percussion, 6 shot pepperbox, 3" barrel

.31 caliber percussion, single shot, under hammer pistol

.31 caliber percussion, single shot pistol, bar hammer
Early Ethan Allen .31 caliber single shot bar hammer percussion pocket pistol measuring about 4 3/4" overall length with 2" part round, part octagonal barrel and original walnut grips, serial # 26, manufactured 1830's in Grafton, Mass.

.34 caliber percussion, single shot, under hammer pistol, 6 3/4" part octagon barrel
right side

.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot pepperbox, 5* barrel

.22 short r.f. caliber, 7 shot revolver, side hammer

.32 short r.f. caliber, 6 shot revolver, side hammer

.32 short r.f. caliber, single shot pistol, octagonal side-swing barrel

.32 short r.f. caliber, single shot pistol, round side-swing barrel, square butt and birdhead but grip, manufactured about 1865 to 1871.
See E. Allen & Co for a picture.

.41 short r.f. caliber, single shot pistol, round side-swing barrel

.41 short r.f. caliber, single shot pistol, half-octagon side-swing barrel

.41 short r.f. caliber, single shot pistol, octagonal side-swing barrel
left side
right side


Longarms

.38 caliber percussion, single shot sporting rifle, sidehammer, mussleloader