|BARE KNUCKLE BOXING
& MERWIN , HULBERT & Co.!!!!!
1st MODEL, OPEN TOP, POCKET ARMY REVOLVER 44/40, SERIAL No. 280X
This Merwin, Hulbert & Co. Pocket Army revolver was once the property of Billy Gallagher, a bare knuckle boxer, and fight trainer operating in the 1890's out of Oakland, and San Francisco California. He once trained the famous Jim Jeffries. Along with the sale of this Merwin, comes extensive documentation and information on Gallagher. The Pocket Army is marked on both sides of the frame Billy Gallagher. The fight game in the 1890's was not like today, it was a dangerous profession both in and out of the ring. No doubt the reason for Billy having this Pocket Army. He must have had large hands, as the Ivory grips, original to the revolver, and extremely thick ! The Merwin itself is beautiful. It has 99.9+% of all the original factory nickel finish, and magnificent Ivory grips, with a fabulous patina. ALL assembly numbers match, and ALL parts are original to the Pocket Army. The unique shell extraction system is mechanically PERFECT, and the cocking, locking, and indexing for firing is also PERFECT...perfect mechanics.
This Pocket Army shows it has barely been fired over the last 120 years ! Look at the CLEAN cylinder face etc....
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|MERWIN, HULBERT & Co., SINGLE ACTION ARMY
REVOLVER, 1st MODEL, 2nd VARIATION, 44/40, with ORIGINAL SLIM JIM HOLSTER &
DELUXE CARVED PEARL GRIPS!
This is a striking example of a factory "CRESCENT" grip Single Action revolver. It has the standard seven inch barrel, single action system, and the UNIQUE Merwin "twist and pull" cartridge extraction system. It shows the mechanical refinement from the first/first model, with only one screw above the trigger guard. However, still has ALL the most desired characteristics: scoop flutes, open top frame, and barrel wedge. The mechanics of this revolver are PERFECT, both the loading and unloading function, as well as the actual cocking, indexing, locking, and firing action. Serial No. 96X is a very early production 2nd variation, and a 3 digit serial number, and that's good! VERY SELDOM do you see carved Pearl grips on a crescent grip. First its a smaller area, and most ALL Eagle & Snake carvings appear on the standard "saw" butt models. In addition, the ORIGINAL Slim Jim holster, in superb to excellent condition. ALL factory markings are clear and well defined. ALL assembly numbers are matching, and ALL parts are original to the revolver. There is still case color on the trigger guard, and the Pearl grips are in PERFECT condition. There is about 90-95% of the original factory nickel plate finish remaining, the balance is a soft natural gray patina, that blends very well. A real strong colorful high condition Merwin with unique and original Slim Jim Holster. PRICE $6,350
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