NATIONAL ARMS COMPANY .32 S&W Caliber TOP BREAK Double Action C&R REVOLVER
Early 20th Century Double Action SELF DEFENSE Revolver
Here we present a C&R National Arms Company Top Break Double Action Revolver chambered in .32 S&W, made circa the early 1900s in Meriden, Connecticut. National Arms company was a trade name used on revolvers made for Sears, Roebuck and Company of Chicago, Illinois by Meriden Firearms Company, a Sears subsidiary between 1905-1915, or Andrew Fyrberg and Company circa 1899-1905. There are no records to give a more exact date.
Beginning in the early 1900s, Meriden manufactured the double action, top break revolver, commonly referred to as “Pocket Pistols” in both .32 S&W and .38 S&W with both exposed and enclosed hammers. Meriden’s pistol design was a result of the purchase of Andrew Fyrberg’s gun business. Fyberg was a little known gun designer in the early cartridge era holding many pistol patents. It was his patent that covered the famous “Hammer the Hammer” action that was the basis for Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works “Safety Automatic Revolver”.
Iver Johnson was the first gun company that Fyrberg worked for, but he also did work for H&R, Forehand Arms, and C.S. Shattuck. Around the turn of the century he went into business for himself making single shot shotguns and top break revolvers for Sears, Roebuck & Co. It would have made a convenient sidearm used for self-defense at the turn of the 20th century and heading into the “Roaring Twenties”!
The overall condition is good. Strong action. The bore is in good shape and lightly frosted. Good grips. Clear markings.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 3 inches.
Caliber: .32 S&W
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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