The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 30, 2012, 03:01 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: August 8, 2009
Posts: 477
What happened to Merwin and Hulbert?

Anyone know what happened to this company?, they were taking orders for a replica of the merwin and hulbert revolvers, but seem to have dissapeared and been formed into a "new" company with the same name.

I never ordered a gun from them, but was really hoping they would be succesful in their indeavor of making this style of revolver. The "old" company had a forum were people could ask questions, but it seems to have dissapeared. There was some pretty fed up posts on the "old" companies forum, and now that forum is gone as well.

Anyone know what the deal is? Its pretty hard to find any new info about this outfit anymore.
hickstick_10 is offline  
Old June 30, 2012, 03:10 PM   #2
Join Date: April 6, 2012
Posts: 97
It appears that the new Merwin, Hulbert & Company is now owned by the Sharps Rifle Company . I think this link will work, I just visited the web site:

From what I remember reading on the site, the new management plans to honor orders that were taken by the former company - but see what they have to say for themselves, particularly don't depend on my memory.
gunloony is offline  
Old June 30, 2012, 03:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: August 8, 2009
Posts: 477
Thanks gunloony, im aware of the new website, it doesnt answer many questions though. They just have that ominous page claiming they will honour previous orders.

My own memory is equally foggy, but I could have sworn I read somewhere that the guys who were working on the M & H were alos owners of the "Sharps rifle company" way back when the "old" merwin and hulbert was taking orders.

Anyone with a pulse can form a new company name so it doesn't really put my suspicions at ease.

Last edited by hickstick_10; June 30, 2012 at 04:10 PM.
hickstick_10 is offline  
Old July 2, 2012, 07:22 PM   #4
Al Den
Junior member
Join Date: April 28, 2012
Posts: 150
Three Words

Al Den is offline  
Old July 2, 2012, 07:32 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: August 19, 2004
Posts: 6,380
Michael Blank's consortium was trying to produce products under at least four different company/brand names, two of which were the Sharps Rifle Company to build (obviously) AR-15 rifles, and MH.

They couldn't produce anything more than CAD/CAM drawings & one or two toolroom parts for the MH.

Funding was inadequate, the group re-shuffled, and they are now making more promises.

Buyer beware in sending any more non-refundable deposits with MH orders.
DPris is online now  
Old September 7, 2014, 02:00 AM   #6
prof marvel
Join Date: March 9, 2011
Location: over the hills and far away
Posts: 18
Just a little update for those involved - Those who got refunds, it was not due to Mike Blank, or Kevin Tierney ( the self-titled turn-around specialist Blank went to) .

You owe your refunds to Wyoming native Jay Lesser who worked for each of the previous owners. That man made good on all of it, even tho Blank and Tierny were planning to wipe the slate clean and forget about the people who sent deposits. Read this article:


prof marvel
Professor Marvel's Traveling Apothecary and Fortune Telling Emporium
Purveyor of Patent Remedies, Snake Oil, Cleaning Supplies, Dry Goods, and Picture Postcards
Supplying useless advise for All Occasions
prof marvel is offline  
Old September 7, 2014, 09:22 AM   #7
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,177
There have been a number of threads about the M&H and the "upfront, non-refundable, indefinite timeline for delivery" deposits.

I'd love to have an M&H, but the first time I read the brochure quite some years ago now (and commented on it in a thread here) there was no way I was going to chip out that much money.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza

Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.
Mike Irwin is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05428 seconds with 7 queries