Hopkins & Allen Revolver


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The Don
January 25, 2011, 12:44 PM
I recently inherited a Hopkins & Allen Forehand model 1901 Revolver. The Caliber is .32 S&W. It is fully operational, the nickel is decent. It has a few blemishes. The bore is dark but the rifling is still aggressive, I think its just dirt but I don't know till I can clean it. I was wondering what the approximant value of this handgun is and the year it was made. Any information is much appreciated

Don

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Guillermo
January 26, 2011, 12:18 PM
probably worth about a hundred dollars as it is not, repeat, not safe to shoot with smokeless powder.

cool curio, paperweight, etc

Jim K
January 26, 2011, 09:35 PM
I have fired those with modern ammo with no problems, but in the interests of safety I have say I can't recommend it and you would do it at your own risk. Still H&A guns are pretty well made and better than many in that category at that time.

Regardless, you can't hurt anything by cleaning the barrel the same as any other gun, using a bronze brush followed by a non-ammonia cleaner on patches. (I like G96 Gun Treatment; do not use Hoppes #9, it can ruin the nickel plating.)

Jim

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