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Old November 27, 2015, 12:46 PM   #1
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A little tale about a Merwin Hulbert revolver....

Driftwood Johnson, you might find this of some interest:

Many years ago, while I was still pretty green in the gun field, I had a chance to purchase a Merwin Hulbert revolver. As I recall, the gun was an open top, scoop fluted, spur trigger gun. It had a round butt, "skullcrusher" as I recall. What boosted the price was that it was documented to have once belonged to Mexican bandit Juaquin Murietta.

The asking price, as I recall was the princely sum of $200 or so, not the half of which I had.

Years later I learned Juaquin Murietta was killed by California Rangers around 1849, many years before the introduction of the Merwin Hulberts revolvers.

Bob Wright

P.S. My description of the gun may not be accurate, but is as I remember it.
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Old November 27, 2015, 06:38 PM   #2
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Check out the thread in the Black Powder section where somebody thinks he came across an original Walker Colt.
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