Scarce Folding Hammer Merwin, Hulbert .38 DA 5-1/2″

A classic Merwin, Hulbert DA revolver chambered in .38 S&W. This is a 5-shot double-action revolver with fluted cylinder, and round barrel. It has an unusual 5.5” barrel and even more unusual lanyard ring and skull-crusher pommel. It retains about 95% original nickel finish with just a few small scratches and spots where the nickel was rubbed off or flaked off. (See photos.) The patent date markings are crisp, so this does not appear to be have been re-nickeled! In very nice mechanical condition, with a very nice tight lockup and very good cylinder suction–making the cylinder feel “spring-loaded.” Indexes perfectly in both single-action and double-action modes  The loading gate and distinctive twist frame function perfectly. It has original factory black gutta percha grips that are in very good condition.  The brass front sight has no nickel–most likely from when the front sight was filed for zeroing.  The barrel has typical Merwin Hulbert markings, with the latest patent date in 1882. The cylinder and barrel have matching serial numbers. This revolver’s fairly low serial # (1996X) would indicate production before 1890.  (AGNS-822)





Production Date

ca. 1889


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