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Meriden Firearms Sears Top Break Hammerless 38 S&W

The Meriden Firearms Company operated from 1905 to 1918 manufacturing sporting arms and pistols for Sears. These were good quality arms as evidenced by so many remaining in service. This example features a 3-1/8” barrel with full top rib, hammerless, double action and checkered hard rubber grips. It retains about 90% original finish with some scattered rust spotting while the bore is perfect – a mirror with strong, sharp rifling and the grips are completely sound with no flatted points. All serialized parts match (barrel, frame, cylinder and latch). Close examination of the bore, forcing cone, barrel extension, cylinder, and recoil plate lead us to believe this revolver has never been fired. It was disassembled for some reason and when put together the ejector cam was left out (they are available for under $10 at Numrich) and someone did a hardness test on the cylinder leaving two small impressions on one side. It would be interesting to know what the story of this pistol is but on that, we can only speculate. Frame lock-up is fairly tight and cylinder lock-up is a little less so. Apparently molested in its youth, components stolen, was forced to submit to even invasive examination, and then shuttered away and neglected for decades. Now, back out in the light, with a virgin bore and only the need of a little love it can be whole again and finally…..Oh, wait; I’ll leave that to you. If you have questions please email us at tangoyankee_llc@yahoo.com This will be listed on Gun Broker the evening of December 4th. Please go to the top of the page and click on the Gun Broker and eBay buttons to see all our listings there. 11-25-17A--17-59-19

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