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September 13, 2009, 07:54 AM
Found an old Hopkins & Allen 5 shot break top revolver.
ACME Hammerless No. 1
32 cal. Centerfire.

Its in about 50% condition.
Nothing in the Blue Book. Any ideas?

September 13, 2009, 08:12 AM
Standard Catalog of Firearms 17th Edition page 605. H&A revolver with birds head grip. Good 400, Fair 175, Poor 75. Has a round-ribbed (hex) barrel with trade names as: Acme, Blue Jacket, Captian Jack, Chichester, Defender, Dicator, Hopkins & Allen, Imperial Arms Co., Monarch, Mountain Eagle, Ranger, Tower's Police Safety, Universal and XL.

James K
September 13, 2009, 09:55 PM
Hopkins and Allen was a major arms company, operating from 1867 to 1917 when they went bankrupt. They used the name Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company before 1896, so your gun is at least that old.

H&A made guns of reasonable quality. Though not up to Colt or S&W, they were a cut above some of the other makers of the period.

While H&A turned out revolvers and other guns in bewildering numbers and models, there is only minimal collector interest, and then mostly in guns in very good to excellent condition.

My guess as to value of that gun would be around $100-150 to the right buyer.


September 14, 2009, 08:50 AM
Hopkins and Allen Acme Hammerless Double Action Revolver.
Rebounding lock, safety trigger.\, locking device, chambered cylinder. Safe, reliable and accurate.
(Retail price, $5.00)
47062 32 caliber, using No. 47188 cartridge, 5 shot, 11 oz, 2-3/4 in. octagon barrel...................................$2.65
Postage extra 13 cents.
47063 38 caliber, using No. 47194 cartridge. 3 in. octagon barrel 5 shot, 17 oz.......................................$2.65
Postage extra, 19 cents.

(I do not know what the meaning of "chambered cylinder" is or if it was a typo in the catalogue).

September 18, 2009, 03:39 PM
I believe H&R took over the company