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Merwin & Hulbert First model revolver in .44-40 cal. (109883)

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:1,250.00 USD Estimated At:2,500.00 - 6,500.00 USD
Merwin & Hulbert First model revolver in .44-40 cal.  (109883)
SOLD
1,300.00USDto 8*************e+ (325.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2020 Feb 17 @ 15:58UTC-8 : PST
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This is a Merwin & Hulbert revolver, manufactered by Hopkins & Allen of Norwich, Conn. These revolvers were quite robust and thought to be the "strongest design" of its time. A quote from gun auther Arthur Gould of "The Rifle" magazine a publication of the NRA. These first models were produced from 1876-1878 in either .44 M&H or .44-40 Win. This is a quite unique gun because it has several inovative designs; the barrel twists 90 degrees for unloading and reloading, the machining tolerances are so tight a vacuum would push out spent cartridges but not the loaded ones, by opening the barrel and cylinder aided in cleaning, and built with a nickel finish superior to blueing. The earliest models had a wedge that neded to be removed before complete dissasembly similar to other Colt designs. Our piece is S/N 13767 built with a lanyard D-ring at the bottom of the grip, popular with police officers of the period and with a 7 in. barrel. There is pitting on the barrel due to holster wear and the nickel finish is about 50%. Single action mechanicals with composite period grips.

These revolvers never caught on because they were manufactured by Hopkins & Allen a Merwin & Hulbert subsidiary and thought to be of poor quality (which they are not).



THIS GUN IS AN ANTIQUE AND NO ATTEMPT HAS BEEN MADE TO FIRE THIS GUN TO CONFIRM ITS MECHANICAL INTEGRITY. NOR SHOULD THIS GUN BE FIRED WITHOUT THE EXAMINATION BY A QUALIFIED GUNSMITH. ANY ATTEMPT TO FIRE AN ANTIQUE GUN IS A THE RISK OF THE OWNER AND NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE VALUE OF THE FIREARM.

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