Very Rare and Unusual Sixteen-Shot Brass-Barreled Ring-Trigger Percussion Pepperbox
Pistol by M. Cerwenka, c. 1860
3 1/4-inch brass barrels, farmed of a single piece of brass, each barrel with a slight
taper (an arrangement or orientation pointing them towards a fixed point some distance
from the shooter), inscribed on one barrel M. CERWENKA, each engraved at breech with
numbers surrounded by scroll-work, floral engraved muzzles, the barrels mounted with a
loading-rod, iron-breech with tang engraved with a hunter and his game, walnut grip set
with brass plates, ring-trigger.
Condition: Very good, with wear overall, brass with fine aged patina.
Provenance: Frank Horner Collection
The Pictorial History of the Underhammer Gun by Herschel Logan, 1960; front cover and
p. 169. The Thirty-Five Years Scrapbook by Theodore Dexter. American Society of Arms
Collectors Bulletin #29, pg 25.
American Society of Arms Collectors Bulletin #43, pg 49.
Estimate: $10000 - $20000