Saturday, December 26, 2015

Forehand Model 1901

     Pocket revolver in .32 S&W* made by the Hopkins & Allen Arms Co.
     Five shots and a design that holds the firing pin well away from the primer at rest.  Christmas present from Tam, and a darned good one!
* Or .32 Merwin & Hulbert.  ("Sittin' in a tree, r-e-b-r-a-n-d-i-n-g," which is what they did with this and .38 S&W.)


Ken said... a pretty revolver. Nice lines, in the way that some boat designs have nice lines. I have been a wood boat crank in my time, and I still like to pore over the works of Chappelle, Herreshoff, et al -- it's art. Aesthetically pleasing firearms are the same.

Merry (belated) Christmas to all the Roseholmeans.

pigpen51 said...

Tam is a wonderful lady, with great taste, both in firearms and in friends. You are doubly blessed.

naleta said...

Pretty! How much ammo are you going send downrange with it? And when do we get the after shooting report? ;)

Raz Raxxaffian said...


I have a non-working, much abused model of the same pistol, with slightly different grips, reposing on my bookshelf. It was given to me by my late Father-in-Law many years ago. I had no money for guns and he was in hopes I could repair it for my own use.

I'm glad you have such a nice one. They are sweet to shoot when in good repair.


Keads said...


JC said...

I got socks. And the poems of John Updike. But the socks do have a zipper pocket, which is kinda neat.

Anonymous said...

Don't know if you handload, but one pellet of 00 buckshot makes a great plinking projectile for the .32 S&W.