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The Hartford Arms and Equipment Co. ~ Model 1925 Automatic ~ .22 Long Rifle
The Hartford Arms and Equipment Co. was started in 1925 by former Colt employee Lucius M. Diehm. Having taken heavy inspiration from what would become the Colt Woodsman he created two versions of his pistol, a single shot and an automatic. It was produced from 1925 through 1931, in that six years they are reported to have mad only 5000 pistols of both types. As a result of the Great Depression the company fell on hard times and was latter acquired by Carl Swebilius, a Winchester employee and part owner of the High Standard Manufacturing Company. As a matter of fact the Model 1925 greatly resembles the Model "B". This pistol would make a fine addition to anyones High Standard collection as a forgotten predecessor that helped lay the groundwork for later target .22 cal pistols.
Metal Condition: "Good, Likely reblued there is rust present on the extractor and around the base of the barrel.
Wood Condition: "Good, Free from cracks, there are some dings in the grooves.
Bore Condition: "Good, Shiny with shallow but decent rifling.
Barrels: 6 7/8" Barrel
Triggers: Thin factory trigger
Butt Pad: Grooved walnut grips
Sights: Fixed front blade with v-notch rear sights
Item Location: Lacey, WA