Re: Hokins & Allen revolver info?
Hopkins & Allen firearms were made for many "company" and "business" tradenames and were produced mainly around the late 1800's, early 1900's. Many of the revolvers were nickle plated and were generally produced as a low cost alternative to the big name firearms makers. Their value has mostly been low due to their modest quality and quantities made.
Your revolver is chambered for the .32 S & W cartridge.
My grandfather was a general store clerk when young and collected the extra trading stamps that accompanied cases of plug tobacco. He acquired a Hopkins & Allen 5 shot nickle revolver stamped "Safety Police" with the stamps similar to yours except with a round barrel. I doubt if you will easily find parts for your revolver. In the 1940's I broke a part for mine and had a gunsmith make a duplicate.
The serial numbers were started over many times for various models and configurations as desired by the buyers and do not point to manufacturing dates.
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Last edited by broomhandle; 05-25-2009 at 11:30 AM..