.44 R.F. caliber, 6 5/8" barrel, S/N 173. The top of the frame is marked XL No. 8, along with the Hopkins & Allen name, address and patent dates. Nickel plated barrel, frame and cylinder. With casehardened hammer and triggerguard, with blued trigger. Checkered hard rubber grips. Rare with nickel plating, with very few made circa 1875.
The entirety of the revolver retains nearly 100% of its nickel finish, with some light wear along the gripstraps, The triggerguard and hammer display vibrant case colors. The grips are in excellent condition. The bore and action are excellent. A rare pistol in this condition.
If you are purchasing a firearm that requires an FFL or C&R and you do not have one, we can transfer the gun to a firearms dealer of your choice. We will transfer and ship the firearm to them, and they will then transfer it to you. Any charges for this service (which may include a background check) are between you and the dealer. If you come to Cowan’s in person to pick up your purchase(s), we can transfer a long gun to you directly. Handguns can only be transferred to Ohio residents.
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