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Ethan Allen Percussion Revolvers: Father of the Pocket Gatling Gun

Ethan Allen Percussion Revolvers: Father of the Pocket Gatling Gun

In 1847, Captain Walker wrote to “Colt” saying, “Nine out of ten men in our parts know nothing about your weapons, and, although I tried to explain all the superiorities of your revolver when compared to Ethan Allen’s Pepperboxes, they keep ignoring your guns.” Ethan Allen was born on September 2nd, 1808 in Massachusetts. Since early age he worked in a local factory, only to move out to Grafton in... »