Stųckel: Edwin A. Prescott, Worcester.
MA, mentioned 1854 - 1875, former co-worker of Ethan Allen, produced a small
number of percussion- and rim fire revolvers, received Oct. 2. 1860 patent # 30,245
for a simplified cylinder axis.
Prescott Iron Frame Revolver with
Experimental Barrel from the William Locke Collection
serial # 668, 32 rim fire, 4¾"
part octagonal barrel. This is an interesting, unmarked revolver
that has a unique barrel machined with a partial flat along the bottom,
apparently contoured for a no longer present longer cylinder pin, and an
octagonal breech. The metal was finished in-the-white and has an overall gray
patina and on the not fluted
cylinder. There is some minor pinprick pitting on the frame. The smooth walnut grips are numbered to the
revolver on the interior
and have minor handling marks in the period varnished finish. The
mechanism is fully functional and locks up tightly. This revolver was once part
of the famous Locke collection and is illustrated on page 390 of The William M.
Locke Collection published by the Antique Armory Inc. (there is a typo in the
caption which lists the serial number as "768" instead of "668" but this is the
very gun pictured in the book).
This is a neat, published experimental gun in
very good plus condition that was once part of a renowned arms collection.