Original Civil War Period Cap And Ball Allen and Wheelock .38 Caliber steel frame Antique Pistol Certified. Civil War Period .38 caliber Cap And Ball Pistol. In Working condition Civil War period model pistol . There is no numbers so it is impossible to accurately date this one but it does have a patent/modell date of 1845. It is a standard version with plain wood grips and smooth steel frame. The barrel is able to be unscrewed for easy loading (see photos) This gun’s spring is tight and it does work and does fire. the grips are slightly worn but nice. has some very mild surface pitting. The gun is about .38 caliber. Many weapons like this were used during the Civil War. A classic Civil War period pistol and A choice functioning display gun. A favorite of both Confederate and Union soldiers during the Civil War. Many Civil War soldiers carried private purchase “back up” weapons as illustrated in the photos. This gun is 100% guaranteed to be authentic, and unaltered. A fantastic functioning display piece. Complete museum documentation (COA) provided. This is a pre-1898 antique gun so no federal registration is required. Although this is a working gun we do not recommend firing antique guns. If you decide to shoot it, we will not be held liable for any results. You are responsible for knowing your local laws. No sales to New Jersey, New York City, D.C., or outside the United States. No Paypal payments on guns. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Very Nice U.S. Made Example. DON’T Miss THIS One!