View Full Version : need help with information on a Kolb...

July 22, 2005, 12:18 PM
baby hammerless 6 shot.

On the top of the weapon it says "Pat.Feb2.92-Feb4.96"

The weapon has a pin in the front that you remove to take out the cylinder (I think that's what it's called, the place where you put the ammunition).

It belonged to my husbands Great-Aunt I believe, she carried it around in her pocketbook in case she needed protection.

Thank you for any information you can give me, I would be interested in knowing what it's worth etc.

Thank you for your time,


July 22, 2005, 02:09 PM
You've been making the rounds, I see. (check the S&W Forum).
Henry M. Kolb, Philadelphia, and later under other owners, from 1892 to about 1938.
The New Bay Hammerless had a hinged barrel, the older model did not.
The Kolb models had a K in the stocks. Later, it became an S for Sedgely.

July 22, 2005, 03:05 PM
fancy seeing you over here...heck you should just give me your email and I wouldn't have to go to all these forums LOL you seem to be my man for all the info I need on these guns.

PLUS I can send pics through email and can't figure out how to do that here.

LOL thanks for the info, have any idea how much this little baby is worth? ballpark? Not selling, just interested.


This one has a K on it. :) that much I do know LOL

OH by the way I'm on the Marlin Forum too if you want to pop over there and say hi LOL ;)

James K
July 24, 2005, 03:17 PM
Just FWIW, those little guns were designed in an era when the .22 used copper cases. Most won't fire the modern brass case ammo, which is probably just as well, as I recommend not firing one anyway.


July 26, 2005, 03:16 PM
for the information.

I plan on putting all three guns in a case, for display only.

I'm not by any stretch of the mind a gun expert. I wouldn't THINK, in my wildest dreams, of firing any of the three...PERIOD. Would scare me as I have no idea what condition anything is in, what ammo is used, etc etc etc.

Again, thanks for the information and the advice, it's appreciated.


August 3, 2005, 11:08 AM
Took long enough to answer your question about value.
From the 2002 Standard Catalogue: Very Good $350; Good $200; Fair $150.
Very Good is 92-97% original finish, metal and wood, for modern guns, 80% for antique.