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Hello all, first time poster/new member.
Im restoring a co-workers family heirloom found in a family members home after passing.
The serial numbers on the frame and cylinder match #3680.
Its in quite rough shape and Im worried about breaking some of the smaller springs that are pretty crusty.
I have 2 questions;
Can anyone lead me to what year this pistol was manufactured from the serial number?
Where can I get replacement springs? Id rather just replace them all with new vs OEM. Originality is of no concern to the owner.
Thank you all much!
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Hopkins & Allen were manufactured from 1868 to 1916, when they went bankrupt. They appear similar in design to the other top break revolver ls of that era.

That being said, the revolver is most likely a black powder frame and not safe for modern smokeless ammunition. Most of these blackpowder revolvers used a flat leaf spring as the mainspring.

Wolff Springs sells replacement springs, but they will need to be fitted to to your gun.

https://www.gunsprings.com/GUNSMITH KITS/Kit No.9 Flat-Type Hammer Springs/cID4/mID132/dID394
 
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