Hopkins & Allen Arms Co. Forehand Model 1901 .32 M&H Cal. Hammerless 5 shot revolver
The "Forehand Model 1901" was introduced by Hopkins & Allen in 1901 after the acquisition of the Forehand Arms Co. facilities in 1899/1900. It seems to be generally accepted this model was discontinued about 1910 when the Hopkins & Allen '”Safety Police" model was introduced. There are two books on Hopkins & Allen, both by Charles E. Carder (in reprint by Fairway Press). Both of these books offer little information about when H&A models were manufactured and have no SR# data. Early production of the “Forehand Model 1901” were simply Forehand Arms Co. models. The Forehand Arms Co. designed top break revolvers dating to before 1890 (Forehand & Wadsworth top break revolvers). The “Forehand Model 1901” was an obsolete design and was only manufactured until H&A could rebuild their factory after it was destroyed by a fire around 1898/1899.
This Hopkins & Allen “Forehand Model 1901” is in excellent condition. The nickel plating is 98%+. The action is functional and there is no evidence of rust or corrosion. The barrel is 3” long and the bore is very good, sharp rifling with only minor evidence of mild corrosion in spots. There is a small crack on the butt of the right hard rubber grip panel. That is the only defect on this revolver. We believe the caliber is .32 Merwin & Hulbert Long. We rate this gun as NRA Fine.
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