Allen & Wheelock Sidehammer Navy Revolver
Large-frame military-type revolver. Similar to Side Hammer Belt Model. Chambered for .36-caliber percussion. Features octagon 5.5" to 8" barrel, with 6-shot engraved cylinder. Early production guns have friction style catch to secure trigger guard/loading lever on the left sideplate. Approximately 100 manufactured between 1858 and 1861.