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|THE DICTATOR, .32 RIM FIRE,
by Hopkins & Allen, 1879....
Besides the more known names of Pocket Pistols from Hopkins & Allen, (Blue Jacket, Ranger, XL) they made their "generic" line, for lower price sales points. This is the DICTATOR, a 5 shot, .32 rim fire from 1879. Serial No. 2305 has about 99% of all the original factory nickel plating, and Rosewood grips. Serial No. 230X has a 2-1/2 inch barrel, and all case colors on the hammer. Mechanically it is 100% perfect on ALL working actions.
PRICE $ 350
|NEW YORK PISTOL Co. NY. , " LONE STAR
No.1" .22 CAL., 7 SHOT, ENGRAVED.
I think the key attraction here is the name, LONE STAR, named right after the State of Texas ! I would guess the maker really thought it would imply a reliable revolver, and impart the Frontier heritage of Texas. This .22 has a 2-1/2 inch barrel, and is 7 shots. ALL factory applied markings are present on the revolver, and clearly read. It is 100% mechanically correct. It has about 60% of the original nickel plate remaining, mostly on the cylinder and frame. The starburst and banner engraving is clear and present. The wooden grips are smooth and have a fine patina. A quality representative of the desire to sell by association. The "Lone Star ".
|HOPKINS & ALLEN, "THE CHICHESTER" .32
WITH 10 INCH BARREL , AND DETACHABLE SKELETON STOCK...
Perhaps the name "Chichester" came from England, in the fact this would make an excellent "poaching " companion, as it fires the .32 rim fire cartridge, and with the stock, an added measure of accuracy. Or, perhaps it was just an advanced Target Pistol, and with a detachable stock, once again aided accuracy. Either way, or maybe another, it is a VERY interesting outfit! The pistol itself has about 80% of the original factory nickel plating, the balance a soft gray spotting and patina. The "Dogs Head" hard rubber grips are very crisp and in excellent condition. The stock seems to have seen more wear, and is basically a soft gray finish, with only traces of nickel plating. Serial No. 568X makes quite an appearance with that 10 inch barrel and stock. ALL mechanical functions for firing operate PERFECTLY, with each and every cocking of the hammer. A unique "outfit".
OCTOBER 31, 2020
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