Revolver Trivia

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by canebrake, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    What was the 4th best-selling brand of American revolvers in the 19th Century (behind Smith & Wesson, Colt, and Remington in that order)?

    By many experts’ agreement, it was the most sophisticated revolver of it's time and surprisingly forgotten today.
     
  2. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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  3. HKSlinger

    HKSlinger New Member

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    Hmmmmmm.........Rossi .357 mag.????? :p
     
  4. Charger Fan

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    Harrington & Richardson (H & R)?
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Think it was IJ, but will say Merwin & Hulbert just for spite.
     
  6. freefall

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    I'd just thought of Merwin & Hurlbert.
     
  7. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Or could it be Hopkins and Allen?
     
  8. michigan0626

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  9. c3shooter

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    Well, it helps if you were around when they were being sold........:p
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    According to my latest Blue Press, they are being sold today.
     
  11. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    And just for spite, kudos to C3shooter! :p

    The fact surprised me as I too had never heard of Merwin & Hulbert until my Blue Press showed up with an ad for the "new" 1878 Pocket Army SA.

    Merwin Hulbert & Co. is now a division of Sharps Rifle Companies, "We Make Big Things Fall Down Since 1848".

    This new offering can only be expected to be successful if their target is re-enactors and collectors in a boutique market. If this is their plan (with a base price of $1,250) I wish them luck.

    I think an improvement to their web site is in order to match the touted quality of the product.

    Merwin Hulbert & Company

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  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Nice job guys!

    Now for round two.

    An experienced forensics investigator can identify a spent bullet as being shot from a revolver because of the "skid marks".

    What are skid marks?
     
  13. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Must be where the bullet skids slightly on the rifling as it engages it coming through the forcing cone. After jumping the gap from the cylinder.
     
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  14. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Would that be from where the bullet enters the forcing cone?
     
  15. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Great answers and I'm giving the win to both freefall and CA357.

    But I was looking for a tad more technical explanation so I will keep this question open for more comment.
     
  16. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    The marks left by the lans as the bullet travels through the barrel?
     
  17. HKSlinger

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    You mean I'm not even a runner up? ;) That is however, one sexy looking pistol.
     
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  18. canebrake

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    Well Rossi firearms was founded in 1889 which is the 19th century but............the .357 mag developed by Elmer Keith didn't show up until 1934.

    I'll give you runner-up for citing Rossi as a 19th century revolver manufacture but a 1800's magnum??

    Remember one aw-sh!t removes 100 atta-boys! :rolleyes:
     
  19. HKSlinger

    HKSlinger New Member

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    I will say this. Your a plethora of knowledge! Now that should be worth at lest 1 atta boy.Hmmmmmm?:D