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Merwin, Hulbert & Co., .38 Single Action, 1st Model, 2nd Variation ,
IMPORTANT, history, with WINCHESTER.
This Single Action .38 was the Art Work model revolver for the lid label, for the Winchester .38 Merwin, Hulbert cartridges. It appears on the label in black, on a red background. MORE IMPORTANT, in beautiful 19th century script, W.R.A. Co. appears on the back strap, identifying it as a Winchester Repeating Arms Co, property. Undoubtedly, it was also used to test fire the cartridges in 38 MH produced by W.R. A. Co.. However, it appears incredibly clean, face of the cylinder, recoil shield, etc.. has almost mint, barely fired a few times. Serial No. 484X is THE revolver Winchester used for art, and limited testing.
Box is for display purposes, and is not part of the sale.
This .38 SA Merwin, owned by W.R.A. Co. is in near mint condition, certainly 98% ++. It is mechanically perfect, and ALL Assembly Numbers are matching, and the factory applied markings are ALL present and vividly clear. This early Merwin still has the first type, Hound Dog grips, a nice touch ! and they are in perfect condition. An incredibly rare Merwin, associated with Winchester, seen on their cartridge box, making it an extremely desirable collector piece for Winchester and Merwin aficionados alike ! PRICE $3,850
All the case colors remain on the hammer, and knurled trigger spur.
HISTORICAL & IMPORTANT DELUXE
PRESENTATION SET...A QUADRUPLE CASING PRESENTATION, FROM THE MOTT FAMILY,
THE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND APPLE SAUCE DYNASTY FAMILY
MERWIN, HULBERT & CO. DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVERS IN .44/40 CALIBER AND .32 CALIBER, with EXTRA BARRELS.... SILVER PLATED and DELUXE NEW YORK CASING , FRENCH FITTED......the very best !!!
This quadruple casing contains four pieces, two revolvers, with matching and interchangeable barrels. The one revolver is a Double Action 44/40 with 7 inch barrel, and extra 3-1/4 inch barrel. It has the folding hammer, and is finished in silver plating. The second revolver is very rare, it is a .32 caliber built on the .38 frame, thus a 7 shot .32, and silver plated. It has a five inch barrel, folding hammer, and extra matching 3-1/4 inch barrel. ALL, and I mean ALL are Factory Original, TOTALLY matching, and in 100% MINT ! MINT ! condition, as they left the factory more than 130 years ago. This is also the original French Inset casing, deluxe interior with cording etc.. Historical, one of a kind, ultimately rare, from an American dynasty. PRICE $19,500 Hold / SOLD*
THE SILVER PLATED BRASS PRESENTATION PLAQUE SHOWS SILVER FLAKING, MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO READ. HOWEVER IT SAYS:
"Augustus W. Mott, from Archibald Mott Souvenir of many pleasant days with Feathers, Fish, and Sail"
This appears on 5 lines on the plaque....
MODEL, MERWIN, HULBERT & Co. 44/40
Perhaps this Model gets more attention than any other. It is a formidable pistol, heavy frame, large caliber,a short barrel, and an overall great appearance. Serial No. 270X has all the earliest features: Scoop Flutes, Single Action, Barrel Wedge, and "Crescent Grip". ALL assembly numbers are matching, and all factory applied markings are clear and present. The frame markings jump out at you, the Pocket Army, on one side, and Winchester Calibre 1873 on the other. The mechanical actions are perfect: the twist and pull ejection system, and the indexing, cocking and locking mechanics are perfect. It has about 97%++ of all the original factory nickel plate finish, with only miniscule pepper spots on the left side of barrel. In no way diminishing the appearance of the Pocket Army. All the case hardening colors are still found on the hammer. The checkered Hard Rubber grips are in superb condition, and very crisp, free from any damage. This is a very , very fine example of a Pocket Army, suitable for any collection.
PRICE $5,500 SOLD*/ HOLD
|"PUSHING THE RAILS WEST"
DENVER & RIO GRANDE RAILWAY
1st MODEL, 2nd VARIATION, MERWIN, HULBERT & Co. FRONTIER REVOLVER, in RARE .44 RUSSIAN CALIBER, and marked on Frame.
This Merwin, Hulbert revolver has seen the Westward expansion of the Railway in the late 1870's, and served on our expanding Frontier. It's mere presence shows the life of a frontier revolver. The barrel has been professionally cut to 3&3/4 inches, and re-sighted perfectly! Serial No. 909X "suited" the user just fine, and is in it's ORIGINAL Two Loop Holster, which has been with it, since the day the barrel was adjusted. The barrel is marked for the Denver, Rio Grande Railway.
Currently, there is about 10-15% of the original Nickel Plate finish, mostly on the cylinder, and trigger guard. the balance of the revolver is a soft gray patina. It's interesting to note: there is still a detent pin, which shows it is actually a transitional revolver between first/first, and first/2nd. The Merwin still has the very worn Mother of Pearl grips. Amazingly, ALL mechanical operations function PERFECTLY: opening to eject, closing, cocking, indexing and firing. The Denver & Rio Grande Railway, also ran an Express service, so this revolver could have served as a guard revolver for the Express Messenger. If you are looking for high condition, this isn't it, BUT if you are looking for an action packed Frontier Merwin , and in the words of Elmer Keith " hell I was there", then this is an excellent choice. PRICE $ 2,595
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