Friday, May 21, 2010

Mother Of Pearl!

As W.C. Fields used to say.

I spotted this old piece in the display case of a local clock shop.

Can anyone ID this revolver? Notice the unusual way it opens: rotate the barrel, then slide forward. The expended cartridge cases fall out, but the live rounds don't, or so I was told.



D.W. Drang said...

Interesting head-knocker on the butt...

Old NFO said...

Huh- I can honestly say I've never seen one of those... VERY interesting... And no, I don't have a clue as to who made it!

D.W. Drang said...


Frank W. James said...

It's a large frame MERWIN HULBERT, probably in .44/40 caliber. Can't say from the photo, but it is either a First Model or a Second Model Frontier Army SA. Always wanted one, but whenever I found a good one...never had the necessary cash.

Yes, good ones are expensive.

All The Best,
Frank W. James

Ed Rasimus said...

Did you buy it?

Turk Turon said...

Ed: nope, I didn't buy it.

Montie said...


What was it priced at? I own a small-frame Merwin, Hulbert & Co. pistol in .32 S&W, like Frank said , they are usually quite expensive, and they do work as advertised, the assembly and machining on them is quite meticulous.

The large frame guns like that one are usually found in either .44 WCF (.44-40) or .44 Merwin, Hulbert which was a proprietary round.

They often came with a second barrel of a shorter length which could be changed out for easier carry in the "big city" (kind of a fore-runner to the old Dan Wesson "pistol-pack" with interchangeable barrels).

Kansas Scout said...

I believe someone is going to start manufacturing these again. I thought I heard or read that somewhere.
I would love to have one of these. how much did they want for it?