CONDITION, NEARLY UNFIRED !!
One of the most recognizable of all the Merwin, Hulbert & Co. revolvers, and one of the most sought after is the POCKET ARMY 44/40 REVOLVER.
Serial No. 308X, is pretty much an UNFIRED specimen. A stout Pocket Size revolver, with the 3-1/4 inch barrel, and the "Crescent Grip" in 44/40 caliber made it a formidable defender or adversary. This Pocket Army has 100% of all the original factory nickel plate finish, and all the bright case colors are visible on the hammer and only faded somewhat on the trigger guard. The trigger has the bright fire blue still present. The grips are PERFECT , no hand wear or damage, and are very crisp. Mechanically, this Merwin with it's unique extraction and loading system functions PERFECTLY. The cocking and firing operation also functions PERFECTLY. ALL factory applied markings are present, and extremely clear. ALL assembly numbers are matching, and ALL parts are the original factory parts to this Pocket Army. This Pocket Army exhibits all the signs of not having been fired, the recoil shield, and cylinder face are perfect, with no signs of firing.
The reason for the great popularity is the original configuration before design changes. It has the open top, scoop flutes, and is Single Action, with the standard spur hammer and Crescent Grip. a.k.a. "Skull Cracker". PRICE $ 4,850 SALES HOLD
All factory markings vividly clear on frame and barrel. Calibre Winchester 1873, as well as company name and Pocket Army on other side of frame.
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|"THE LAWSUIT MERWIN .22"
The ONLY time Merwin ever marked a non-twist ejection system revolver, was this one time. They marked a .22 Tip Up revolver, identical in design to the Smith & Wesson model. They were made by Cooper, purchased by Merwin, and Marked with the company name on top of the barrel.
Only a few hundred shipped before S&W got wind of it, and they sued Merwin, Hulbert & Co. They won the Law suit, and it settled in an unusual manner. Merwin had to obliterate their name from the barrel, and they could sell them until none remained, and pay S&W .50 cents a pistol. So, 99% of all of these revolvers found have a "stipled" marking on top of the barrel obliterating the name of Merwin. HOWEVER there are the few that made it out prior to the law suit. Serial No.25X is one of them !!!
This Merwin .22 has about 95% of all the original nickel finish, and 100% perfect working mechanics. The Rosewood grips are in perfect condition. This is an extremely RARE revolver, and tantamount importance to Merwin collectors. PRICE $1,450
|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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