Spanish MERWIN & HULBERT Double Action .38 S&W REVOLVER C&R Nickel
Early 20th Century Alternative to Colt and Smith & Wesson
Here we present a Spanish .38 Merwin & Hulbert Double Action Revolver, made circa the early 1900s in Spain. The Merwin & Hulbert revolvers are considered today to be some of the best made of the late 19th Century and the Wild West, even better in some minds than similar Colts and Smith & Wessons. These pistols certainly tended to have different, very well-thought features than their competition, and they were extremely well-made.
One such feature was the method of ejection. Loading was achieved by placing the hammer at half-cock and sliding down the loading gate to single feed cartridges. If one wanted to unload the gun, they could simply push the latch back on the bottom of the gun, twist the barrel and cylinder assembly and pull forward. Only the empty brass would come out as the space created was shorter than a loaded cartridge, enabling the shooter to top off his gun and keep rounds available. An ingenious method was designed to achieve this that included a machined cut on the cylinder axis pin and a ledge on the breech face that kept the cartridge rims underneath. This system was also advantageous for forcefully removing stuck cartridges, providing lots of mechanical advantage.
The overall condition is very good. Original nickel finish. This one is double action only and the action is strong. The hammer does have and hold the half-cock “loading” notch. One of the 5 chambers does not lock up but the rest do. The bore is in good shape with strong rifling. Horn grips. The right grip has a vertical crack that remains stable. “MADE IN SPAIN” can be read on the right frame. An interesting and rare copy of the Merwin Hulbert from Spain!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 5-1/4 inches.
Caliber: .38 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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