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Old 03-04-2013, 04:59 PM   #471
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A fine heavy framed .44 cal. Frontier revolver. Be careful it may not be what you think?
Well...it LOOKS like a S&W Model 3....but it doesn't have the same hinge. Is this a top break?
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A fine heavy framed .44 cal. Frontier revolver. Be careful it may not be what you think?
S&W double action in 44-40
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How about this beauty, they were actually quite popular back in the day -

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That is a Hopkins & Allen .44 4th model with barrel rib Merwin & Hulbert. This is the rare "Bankruptcy" Model. H&A made Merwins on the 3rd floor of their plant. When Merwin failed H&A finished 400 with their name.

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Not a top break, unusual twist, pull forward design. Shape of the sideplate is the giveaway to the make. Look close at the rear of the cylinder, top, you can see where gun rotates to open.

History: Joseph Merwin was involved with marketing revolvers as early as 1856 and first formed an arms company known as Merwin & Bray. This company was folded by 1874. In 1876 Merwin formed a partnership with the William and Milan Hulbert, who owned 50% interest in Hopkins & Allen. After Merwin's death in 1888, the company became known as "Hulbert Brothers & Company". Hulbert Brothers declared bankruptcy in 1894 and in 1896 it was liquidated. Hopkins & Allen continued to manufacture Merwin Hulbert marked guns until 1916 when it went bankrupt and was bought the following year by Marlin Firearms.

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There has been a lot of chatter about making new Merwin & Hulbert pistols. They have taken deposits/payments and have an on again/off again website. However this has been going on for a at least three years and the first pistol is yet to be seen, though they finally came up with a drawing -

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Name the largest FACTORY pistol cartridge produced today.

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Name the largest FACTORY pistol cartridge produced today.
600 Nitro Express
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Nope. I need the largest REGULARLY PRODUCED factory pistol cartridge. Try again.
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Nope. I need the largest REGULARLY PRODUCED factory pistol cartridge. Try again.
500 S&W Magnum
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