Original U.S. Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Co. .44 Rimfire Pocket Pistol serial 2234 – c. 1866-80
Original Item: Only One Available. This is an American classic in .44 Rimfire, the cartridge used in the early HENRY Lever Action Rifles! What a punch these must have had.
The story goes that Doc Holiday’s part time girlfriend, Big Nose Kate, once drilled some gambler a new belly button with one of these powerful pistols. Using Hammond’s “Bulldog” patent, these were made by the Connecticut Arms and Manufacturing Company. Records show production was between 1866 and 1880 and that total production reached fewer than 8,000 units. The top of the barrel is marked (somewhat faded):
This example is in very nice condition, the grips are just about 100% perfect. Removing the gutta percha grips shows serial number 2234 on the grip frame, which is also marked on the inside of the grips. They are also marked with some hand written letters and initials, which we have not been able to decipher.
The finish overall
Still, it presents very nicely with loads of patina, and is ready to display!
Years of Manufacture: 1866-1880
Caliber: .44 Henry
Ammunition Type: Rimfire Cartridge
Barrel Length: 4 inches
Overall Length: 8 inches
Action: Exposed Hammer
Feed System: Swivel Breech Single Shot
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