Forehand Arms Co 38 S&W?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by PBK 380, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. PBK 380

    PBK 380 New Member

    Dec 20, 2011
    Sorry if this has been asked recently, I dont find much from recent years by searching.

    I have a Foehand Arms CO 38 S&W sn 1105xx and was wondering if anyone has come up with a SN vs Mfg date. This revolver has the F&W grips.

    Paul K
  2. StoneChimney

    StoneChimney New Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    I don't know of any serial number records, but the markings should place it between 1890 and 1898. The F&W grips probably push it to the early 1890's.

  3. PBK 380

    PBK 380 New Member

    Dec 20, 2011
    Thanks, that is pretty much what I had thought from all I had been able to search..

    Paul K
  4. w1spurgeon

    w1spurgeon Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Chattanooga, TN
    The Vorisek reference book on the Forehand Arms Company has some serial number information that might be of use. I would need to know the specific model, hammer or hammerless, small or large frame, and barrel length.
  5. PBK 380

    PBK 380 New Member

    Dec 20, 2011
    The revolver referenced is a Forehand Arms Co Worcester Mass USA, Pat's Dec 1, 86 & Jan 16, 87 Sn 110361, Cylinder and forward frame have the same Sn.
    This revolver is a small frame top brake Nickle plated with F&W grips. Chambered in 38 S&W barrel length is 3 1/8" exposed hammer and auto eject.

    Thank you
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
  6. Shooter91

    Shooter91 New Member

    PBK 380. I have one of those old Forehand Arms but mine is 32 caliber. I was told by a friend that it was made in the early to mid 1890's. I shot 6 rounds through mine with old black powder ammo when I first got it from my grandfather. I'm surprised the ammo even went off but it did. If your going to use yours, make sure you use black powder in it. They were made before smokeless powder came around. Good luck with it. Shooter 91
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