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Old 03-25-2012, 09:49 AM
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H & A "Forehand D. A."

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I have an old handgun. On the top it reads, "Forehand D. A.", Hopkins & Allen Arms Co., Norwich, Conn. U. S. A. It is a 5 shot revolver, with a 2 1/2" hexagon barrel. I know that it is a .38 cal, however I don't know if it is chambered for the .38 S&W, or the .38 short colt. Can anyone help me? Thanx!!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:27 AM
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Not certain but most probably .38 S&W, however I wouldn't recommend you fire it at all. I know it's always interesting to see what an old gun will do but you are almost certain to be disappointed in the H&A, they just weren't an accurate gun when brand new and probably even less so today. I have a small collection of "Saturday Night Specials" by H&A, H&R, Iver Johnson, Forehand & Wadsworth in .32 S&W and .38 S&W calibers. I've shot them all and none did much better than washtub groups at 30 feet.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:24 AM
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Thanx alot CoyoteJoe,
it just so happened that a friend came by with a few .38 S&W cartridges. They load perfectly into the cylinder but they were too thick to pass into the barrel. I don't think that I will ever actually fire the gun, (though it's in extremely good condition), I basically just want to know which ammo it uses....
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