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Elgin Cutlass

Name Street Town State From To
Elgin Cutlass   Springfield Massachusetts 1837  


Patent Date Remarks
254 July 5, 1837 See Elgin, George for the patent


Contract for
U.S. Navy in 1838 For 150 pistols for the Charles Wilkes South Sea expedition (1838 - 1842)


Product
See Elgin, George

Manufactured by C.B. Allen of Springfield and Morrill, Mosman and Blair of Amherst
The blade of the knife were supplied by N.P Ames of Ames Sword Co.

Serial numbers from 1 to ???, Marked C.B. ALLEN/SPRINGFIELD/MASS and ELGIN'S PATENT on the barrel. The Elgin was the first percussion handgun officially used by the U.S.

.31 caliber percussion, single shot pistol with integral knife attachement affixed to the gun barrel, 4 5/8" rifled round barrel with 9 7/8" Bowie style blade, Morrill Mosman/& Blair/Amherst Mass marked on blade.
.35 caliber percussion smoothbore, single shot pistol with integral knife attachement affixed to the gun barrel
.36 caliber percussion smoothbore, single shot pistol with integral knife attachement affixed to the gun barrel
.41 caliber percussion smoothbore, single shot pistol with integral knife attachement affixed to the gun barrel
.54 caliber percussion smoothbore, single shot pistol with integral knife attachement affixed to the gun barrel (11 7/8" Bowie type blade, 5" octagonal barrel)
left side
right side
Patent inscription on barrel

Civilian model