Sold For: $1,688
Make: All Right Firearms Company
Model: Little All Right
Serial Number: 757
Year of Manufacture: circa 1880
Caliber: .22 Black Powder Short
Action Type: Double Action Only, Squeezer Type Revolver
Markings: The front of the frame below the cylinder pin is marked “757”. The left grip panel is marked “LITTLE / ALL / RIGHT”, “TRADE MARK”, “PATENTE” (the “D” was lost on some chips from around the escutcheon) and “JAN’Y 18 / 1876”. The right grip panel is marked “ALL RIGHT / FIREARMS / CO. / MANUFACTURERS / LAWRENCE / MASS. / U.S.A.”
Barrel Length: 1 ¾”
Sights / Optics: This revolver was manufactured without sights.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are hard rubber. The left grip panel is marked “LITTLE / ALL / RIGHT”, “TRADE MARK”, “PATENTE” (the “D” was lost on a chip from around the escutcheon) and “JAN’Y 18 / 1876”. The right grip panel is marked “ALL RIGHT / FIREARMS / CO. / MANUFACTURERS / LAWRENCE / MASS. / U.S.A.” In addition to the chips missing from the left side escutcheon it is possible that part of the right grip panel’s escutcheon is missing and the area filled. The right panel also has a scratch at the bottom most corner and a wear mark ahead of the grip screw. In general, the markings remain strong and clear. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition for an antique.
Type of Finish: Nickel Plated
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is gray and the rifling is present. There is some erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 94% of its metal finish. There are areas of the barrel assembly where the nickel has been replaced with light pinprick erosion and to a much lesser extent on the frame. The cylinder is even better. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition for an antique.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The “trigger” is on the top of the revolver and is pulled straight back for about an inch. This is a double action only palm pistol. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: A description and picture of this type of gun can be found in Lewis Winant’s ”Firearms Curiosa” on pages 84-85. This is a unique American made Squeezer style revolver. It has what we believe are two viewing ports in the frame ahead of the cylinder, which can be used to check as to whether or not the gun is loaded. In use, the revolver is held with the cylinder pin resting on the middle finger and the index (trigger) finger on the flip-up lever above the barrel. The lever is then pulled directly straight back, cocking and firing the revolver. The lever can be flipped down to streamline the revolver for pocket carry and to protect the muzzle from pocket debris.