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    £ 1,400

    Bacon Arms Company 2nd Model Pocket Pistol .31 Revolver

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    • Bacon Arms Company 2nd Model Pocket Pistol .31  Revolver
    • Bacon Arms Company 2nd Model Pocket Pistol .31  Revolver for sale in United Kingdom
    • Bacon Arms Company 2nd Model Pocket Pistol .31  Revolver for sale
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    • Bacon Arms Company 2nd Model Pocket Pistol .31  Revolver for sale in United Kingdom

    The Bacon Arms Company was established by Thomas K Baker (1813-1873) in 1859. Baker was a machinist. Bacon manufactured parts at first for another well-known gun maker, Ethan Allen, before establishing his first company between 1847 and 1850. The production was small and total employees never exceeded about fifteen, and it failed around 1856. In 1859 the second company was born, Bacon Manufacturing Company. Before forming this company Bacon had been employed by Manhattan Firearms Company, and they promptly sued him for doing so, but the suit was dropped.

    Bacon manufactured until 1863 when he was forced out of the company by a major shareholder and the company continued manufacturing under the Bacon title until 1868 and eventually evolved into the famous Hopkins and Allen Company.
    This particular revolver is a good example of Bacon’s second model that can be differentiated from the first model by the semi fluted cylinder. It also has similarities to the well-made Manhattan revolver insofar as it has a removable side plate for cleaning and maintenance and very similar engraving on the side frame. Manhattan employed patented safety stops which Bacon did not use and the latch holding the rammer in place was a Bacon innovation. These revolvers were made in 31 calibre only and it is estimated that around 3000 were manufactured but only 1500 retailed and marked by Bacon, the balance being sold by other manufacturers. The serial number of this revolver is number 174 so manufactured early enough to have seen Civil War use. This example is mechanically perfect with strong springs and excellent indexing and “4 click” lock up with a 4” barrel.
    This is an interesting and quality built revolver that is quite scarce to find in this condition.
    £ 1,400
    Category:Pistol / Hand Guns
    Subcategory:Revolver
    Condition:Used - Good condition for age
    Price:£ 1,400
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:Bacon Arms Company
    Calibre:.31
    Model:2nd Model Pocket Pistol
    Manufactured Year:Circa 1865
    Antique:yes
    Certificate:No Licence - Antique/Obsolete Calibre - Section 58 (2) Firearms Act 1968
    Barrel length:4"
    Gun Status:Activated
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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    Bacon Arms Company 2nd Model Pocket Pistol .31  Revolver
    Bacon Arms Company 2nd Model Pocket Pistol .31 Revolver
    £ 1,400
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