Grips for H&A top break and solid frame revolvers may fit other brands which, at some point, were actually manufactured by
Hopkins & Allen. The H&A factory made a staggering number of trade-branded guns, and in turn was itself controlled by a
majority stockholder whose name, Merwin & Hulbert, was applied to a special series of guns that were made by H&A, yet considered
by most to be a completely separate line. Some of the M&H guns were basically the same as the H&A, Forehand, and other
top break or solid frame revolvers, but these are largely overshadowed and all but forgotten now.
The unique "turn and pull"
ejection system used on the later M&H branded guns, although built by H&A, sets them apart. Hopkins and Allen followed a long tradition of building guns for the low and middle price range, leaving the high end market to Colt and S&W. Yet their guns
were sometimes outstanding in quality: some of the Forehand models and all of the Frontier and New Army and Pocket Army Merwin
& Hulbert revolvers rank among the best ever built.
Unfortunately, Merwin & Hulbert were primarily a distributor of guns with more interest in taking profits out of H&A than in nurturing the business. A series of events, including poor payment
and collections, a factory fire that destroyed H&A's main plant, and political events in Europe that resulted in cancellation
of a large order eventually caused the demise of H&A and all of the brands they manufactured.
Please Note: I make all the grips by hand and receive so many orders that custom made grip delivery takes an average 90 days.
Stock items (medallions, screws, specials) usually ship within 10 days.
I can't promise a specific ship date, as it will vary with circumstances. If you can't wait, please don't order! I'm working as fast as possible.
Be SURE to read the TERMS of SALE page, so you KNOW what you are getting.
Always compare listed measurements OR send a tracing of original grip or gun frame.
Do NOT order
just by description, since the same model and make can vary in actual size and shape of grip frame! Do NOT send your original grips or gun!