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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by luger, Oct 11, 2012.

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  1. luger

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    I have seen ads for new merwin-hulbert revolvers.Are there any out there?
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  2. Dnaltrop

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    http://www.merwinhulbertco.com/home.html

    Not yet, been whispers for a while... but looks like with the new owners/reorganization, we may see some movement beyond the "Glacial" scale.

    I'd love one... but I'm already an obsessive .45 colt-er.

    PS... You put your revolver question into the Autoloaders category.
     
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    No biggie. I moved it over for you!

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  4. DPris

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    Approach with extreme caution & DO NOT LAY DOWN DEPOSITS UP FRONT!
    None exist yet & it's questionable whether they ever will.
    Denis
     
  5. Jim K

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    I always wonder why anyone would try to repro a gun that wasn't really a good idea to begin with and didn't sell all that well. Plus would be pretty expensive to repro even using castings.

    Jim
     
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    Do a search, lots of folks put in their $250 deposits (some paid in full!) only to be strung along for several years without so much as a working prototype. The M&H is such a complicated design that requires to much hand-fitting that it's asinine to have thought it could be reproduced for $1200.
     
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    Considering it was actually made by Hopkins and Allen.
     
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    It's not that complicated, the frame and lock work would be no harder to produce than the S&W No 3s. The barrel latch and longer cylinder pin only differ slightly from conventional revolvers. I've owned and shot 2 of them, and made minor repairs to them. I'm no gunsmith but didn't find them that difficult to repair.
     
  9. DPris

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    If it were no harder to produce than a No. 3, the gun would be in production by this outfit by now. They've been playing with it for over two years.
    If it were simple, Uberti would have done it in Italy.
    Denis
     
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    I think a deciding factor from Uberti is the fact to no sales. Thats why they dropped the 38-40 amounst others
     
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    You can still buy Uberti .38-40's from at least Dixie Gun Works, Taylor's and Cimarron.
     
  12. Jim Watson

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    Which is not particularly simple.
    Uberti went through some teething problems, probably with a lot of support from Beretta.
    ASM just gave up on the type and soon expired totally. Nearly took Cimarron with them.
     
  13. DPris

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    Cimarron worked out a deal with ASM, before AWA bought ASM & later defuncted it.
    Cimarron bought the tooling, worked with ASM on the design.
    ASM built the guns, there were problems with the latch (among others), and Cimarron told ASM to fix the latch problem (re-design the offending part).
    ASM agreed.
    Next shipment from Italy had exactly the same defective latch.

    When Cimarron asked what the deal was, since ASM had agreed to correct that part, ASM said they intended to ship correct guns with the new latch, just as soon as they ran out of the old latch parts.
    Cimarron eventually had to drop the project.

    Dealing with the Italian replica makers isn't always smooth sailing.
    Denis
     
  14. Jim Watson

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    The crooked barrels on my and a friend's Cimarron/ASM Schofield didn't help, either.
    The latch was fine.

    Cimarron eventually refunded the wholesale price. We were not out much because FLD did not charge much to special order with money in hand. I applied my refund to a SAA copy.
     
  15. onepcbolt

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    future merwins

    NO ads yet. Way too much hand fitting involved to produce these new merwins for a profit. The new company will go bankrupt just like the old one
     
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