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Alsop, Charles R.

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Alsop, Charles R.   Middletown Connecticut 1858 1866


Patent Date Remarks
28,433 May 22, 1860 Patent drawing
29,213 July 17, 1860 Patent drawing
29,538 August 7, 1860 Patent drawing
32,333 May 14, 1861 Patent drawing
34,226 January 21, 1862 Patent drawing
34,803 March 25, 1862< /td> Patent drawing


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Charles R. Alsop

The Alsop revolvers were made in the building of Joseph W. Alsop, Sr. in the South Farms section of Middletown, Connecticut. Joseph W. Alsop, Sr, Joseph W. Alsop, Jr, Charles Alsop are listed in the incorporation papers of Savage Revolving Fire Arms Co.

It is believed that 500 Alsops had been produced between 1862 and 1963. Contrary to North & Savage, the Alsop revolvers were more a civilian pocket weapon. Alsop revolvers were expensive to make and not enough were sold to continue profitable operation. With declining profits and loss of employees to the booming war contract firms in operation nearby, the Alsop Company ceased production by the end of 1863.

.31 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action Pocket revolver, 4" octagonal barrel, full cylinder, Marked: C.R. ALSOP MIDDLETOWN CONN. / PATENTED JULY 17th. AUGUST 7th. 1860 MAY J4th. 1861 on the barrel
C.H. A LSOP. PA TENTED / NOV 26th 1861 on the cylinder
36 calibers, PATENTED JANY. 21st 1862 on the left sideplate
Production was about 300.

.31 cal., left side
.31 cal., right side

.36 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action Navy revolver, 3 1/2" or 4" octagonal barrel, full or fluted cylinder, spur trigger. There are somes revolvers with longer barrel and with attachable shoulder stock. The first 100 had a safety on the right side of the frame. Marked: C.R. ALSOP MIDDLETOWN CONN. / PATENTED JULY 17th. AUGUST 7th. 1860 MAY J4th. 1861 on the barrel
C.H. A LSOP. PA TENTED / NOV 26th 1861 on the cylinder
36 calibers, PATENTED JANY. 21st 1862 on the left sideplate
Total production was about 500.

Navy Revolver, 4 1/2" barrel, right side
barrel right side
frame right side
left grip
cylinder left side
markings on barrel