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duelist1954 03-30-2014 01:15 PM

Shooting a Merwin Hulbert early model Army revolver
 
In this video I'll be shooting an early Merwin Hulbert Army Model revolver that I picked up at this year's Las Vegas Antique Arms Show.

I think Merwin Hulbert revolvers have the highest "cool factor" of any old west sixshooter. The Colt SAA may have been faster to get into action, and the S&W New Model No. 3 may have been more accurate. But, as an engineering tour de force, you've got to love Merwin Hulbert.



This gun was made in 1878 and it features the open top frame and scooped flutes on the cylinder. It also has the totally cool "Skull Crusher" bird's head grip frame.

This gun is chambered in .44-40, and I shot it with black powder cartridges.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSea9_Mt1ok

JW357 04-01-2014 10:31 PM

Wow that's neat. I love how the empties eject.

Thank you for sharing.

Bob Wright 04-03-2014 05:52 PM

Interesting video. Thanks for posting.

As I recall, a DA Merwin Hulbert, with top strap, was the sidearm of the US Post Office at one time.

Bob Wright

hiwall 04-03-2014 06:37 PM

Many don't know that Hopkins and Allen made many Merwin&Hulbert guns.

Bob Wright 04-04-2014 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hiwall (Post 1548341)
Many don't know that Hopkins and Allen made many Merwin&Hulbert guns.


If I'm not mistaken, they made all Merwin Hulbert revolvers? I believe Frank Merwin was the designer, and Hulbert partnered with him on the promotion and sales.

A story, which later proved false, had Merwin captured by Indians and burned at the stake.

Bob Wright


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