Manhattan Double Action Bar Hammer Pistol - 1
The Double Action Bar Hammer single-shot pistol marked Manhattan Fire
Arms Manufacturing Company's entry into the pistol-making business in early
1856.
The Double Action Bar
Hammer Manhattan has a
distinctive barrel that is half
round and half octagonal as
seen in the photo above.
Even though this pistol was
a first effort by Manhattan
to manufacture pistols, they
had already decided to
embellish the weapon with
hand-inscribed scrolling on
both sides of the frame.
The Manhattan name is on
the Bar Hammer.