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Does anyone have any information on this revolver?

It states " Manhattan Fire arms Mf'g Co New York"

The pistol is 7" oa in length from grips to front sight. The cylinder appears to be engraved with an Indian war party scene. It is silver and gold plated and the serial number is 631. It appears to be ,22 cal.

Thanks for your time.

Dick LaTondre

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Does anyone have any information on this revolver?

It states " Manhattan Fire arms Mf'g Co New York"

The pistol is 7" oa in length from grips to front sight. The cylinder appears to be engraved with an Indian war party scene. It is silver and gold plated and the serial number is 631. It appears to be ,22 cal.

Thanks for your time.

Dick LaTondre

It looks like an 1880s piece... I would love to learn more about it!

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Here is what it might be 'based on just one photo and an incomplete description.'

Manhattan Firearms Company, of New York (to 1863) and Newark New Jersey, c. 1861-8. 22; seven shot. A near-facimile of the Smith & Wesson No. 1 with a cylinder-catch on the lower part of the frame instead of the upper. The American Standard Tool Company arose from a reorganisation of this company.

A.B. Zhuk

This pistol has a spur trigger, chambering a rimfire cartridge 'that was the first type of metal-cased cartridge', the gun when in up hinged position should allow the barrel to be removed.

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Here is what it might be 'based on just one photo and an incomplete description.'

Manhattan Firearms Company, of New York (to 1863) and Newark New Jersey, c. 1861-8. 22; seven shot. A near-facimile of the Smith & Wesson No. 1 with a cylinder-catch on the lower part of the frame instead of the upper. The American Standard Tool Company arose from a reorganisation of this company.

A.B. Zhuk

This pistol has a spur trigger, chambering a rimfire cartridge 'that was the first type of metal-cased cartridge', the gun when in up hinged position should allow the barrel to be removed.

Thank you very much for your help.

I went to Google and typed in 'Manhattan Firearms', and found a collector who has a web page.

Thanks

Richard

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