SHATTUCK pocket revolver

Small American Pocket revolver, 5 shots in .32 RF caliber. One of the first revolvers with swing-out cylinder ever produced in the US. Patented on Nov 4, 1879, it was manufactured in rather small quantities by CS Shattuck of Hatfield, Mass.

The cylinder shaft is attached by a screw under the barrel. By activating a locking cam on the right side of the frame, the rear part of the cylinder comes free, allowing it to swing out to the right for loading.

The gutta-percha grips show raise portraits of Abraham Lincoln (right side) and James A. Garfield (left side), two presidents who had a great influence on the history of the United States.

Marcel

C.S. Shattuck arms C°.

Unique palm pistol.

Made between 1907 and 1915. Several thousand made. Exist in caliber 22 and 32 rimfire. Some cal 25 and 30 are known to exist but are pretty rare. Has an internal revolving firing pin. (Like the sharps pepperboxes) Nickel finish was standard and blued examples are hardly ever seen.

Maybe the rarest variation is the one marked “INVISIBLE DEFENDER”.

Markings on left side of frame: UNIQUE/C.S.SHATTUCK ARMS CO.HATFIELD, MASS.

A French firm manufactures the necessary to reload this type of ammunition.

Look at here: H & C Collection

 

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Shattuck Hatfield

Central percussion caliber .32

Two revolvers of a rather funny system. Cylinder “swing out” to remove from a movement the casings. Manufactured in 1880. Production of a few thousands. Exist in caliber 22, 32, 38 and 41 annular. (22, 38 and 41 excessively difficult to find). Until now the 32 central percussion was unknown. Also exist with grips in Gutta percha moulded with two heads of American president: Abraham Lincoln and James A. Garfield. Both were assassinated!

There is a model caliber .22 with marking “BOOM” on the gun.

Many thanks to "IVES DEVOS" for the pictures

 

A French firm manufactures the necessary to reload this type of ammunition.

Look at here: H & C Collection

 

Photos Littlegun

Shattuck Hatfield

Annular percussion caliber .32

 

A French firm manufactures the necessary to reload this type of ammunition.

Look at here: H & C Collection

 

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