Tuesday, April 19, 2016

- Merwin & Hulbert Revolvers -


This 1879 Leadville, Colorado, image shows two noted Westerners, (at left) Joseph “White Eye” Anderson, who accompanied Wild Bill Hickok to Deadwood in 1876, and his friend E. B. “Yankee” Judd. Judd is packing a First Model Army Merwin Hulbert revolver in his holster and is holding what appears to be a Sharps Borchardt 1878 rifle.


1st Models



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Here is an informative video which illustrates the precision workings and the history of these prized revolvers.
             

3rd Model


4th Model





These circa 1880s Western gents are well armed for serious business. The hombre in the center proudly shows off his Merwin, Hulbert & Co. double-action Pocket Army revolver with its birds head grip (with lanyard ring-type butt), while his compadres sport their Colts and other arms of the day.