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The Unusual Cochran Turret Revolver

The Cochran turret revolver is not your typical revolver! The 7-shot, .36 caliber, utilizes a disc shaped cylinder with its chambers oriented outward like the spokes of a wheel. Despite this design earning him some success with cannons in the Ottoman Empire, as a pistol in the U.S. it was competing directly with Samuel Colt and his Paterson revolver.

Today, these simple and well-made turret revolvers are one of the most desirable pieces of firearms curiosa, and they have the pre-auction estimates to prove it.

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