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c1880s Antique MERWIN-HULBERT.38 S&W DOUBLE ACTION Revolver Medium Frame EXCELLENT Revolver From the 1880s!
c1880s Antique MERWIN-HULBERT.38 S&W DOUBLE ACTION Revolver Medium Frame
EXCELLENT Revolver From the 1880s!
Here we present an antique Medium Frame Merwin, Hulbert & Company Double Action Revolver, made circa the 1880s exclusively by Hopkins & Allen in Norwich, Connecticut. A plus feature of this revolver was the method of ejection. Loading was achieved by placing the hammer at half-cock and sliding down the loading gate to single feed cartridges. If one wanted to unload the gun, they could simply push the latch back on the bottom of the gun, twist the barrel and cylinder assembly and pull forward. Only the empty brass would come out as the space created was shorter than a loaded cartridge, enabling the shooter to top off his gun and keep rounds available. An ingenious method was designed to achieve this that included a machined cut on the cylinder axis pin and a ledge on the breech face that kept the cartridge rims underneath. This system was also advantageous for forcefully removing stuck cartridges, providing lots of mechanical advantage.
These revolvers are considered today to be some of the best made of the late 19th Century and the Wild West, even better in some minds than similar Colts and Smith & Wessons. These pistols certainly tended to have different, very well-thought features than their competition, and they were extremely well-made.
The overall condition is excellent. Original nickel finish with case colors and blue accent. Robust, tight action. The bore is bright with sharp rifling. Both grips are firm with minimal wear. A great little revolver from the 1880s!
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Barrel is 3-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .38 S&W
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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