This little 22 short rf was made by Hopkins & Allen and is a 7 shot single action revolver with a spur trigger, flat frame, 2 3/8" barrel, plain cylinder, and bird’s head grips. The original cylinder pin was lost years ago and poorly replaced. I am stupid enough that I have actually fired this. I was nervous the whole time. Now to some history, H&A was incorporated on June 15, 1868 by Charles A. Converse, Charles W. Allen, Horace Briggs, Samuel S. Hopkins and Charles W. Hopkins. It is of interest that all except of Charles W. Allen were already co-partners in Bacon Manufacturing Co. and Continental Arms Co.; both companies ceased all activities about the time when Hopkins & Allen was founded. In some way Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company (Hopkins & Allen) could be their successor.
The company was managed by the brothers Charles W. Hopkins, Henry H. Hopkins and Samuel S. Hopkins.
In 1874, Converse sold his parts (1/2 of the company's capital) to Merwin, Hulbert & Co. Hopkins & Allen became a cash cow for Merwin, Hulbert & Co. When Merwin, Hulber & Co respectively Hulbert Bothers went bankrupt, Hopkins & Allen itself went bankrupt two years later in 1898. The company was reorganized as Hopkins & Allen Arms Company.
H & A was taken over by Marlin-Rockwell in 1914