Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Union Pacific Railroad Marked, Lot includes The Story of Merwin, Hulbert & Co. Firearms Book by Art Phelps

    Merwin, Hulbert & Co. First Model Frontier Army Single Action Revolver Marked U.P.R.R. Co.
    Serial no. 941. .44 caliber, 7-inch barrel. Integral pinch front sight. Nickel-plated finish with scarce red and black checkered hard rubber grips. Open top with scoop flutes on cylinder. Backstrap marked UPRR CO. Left side of barrel marked THE HOPKINS & ALLEN MANUFACTURING CO. NORWICH, CONN. USA. Noticeable early features, 2 screws above triggerguard and humpback hammer. Sold together with a rare and scarce copy of THE STORY OF MERWIN, HULBERT & CO. FIREARMS by Art Phelps. This gun is pictured and described on page 109 of the book under Notable and Notorious "Merwins."

    Condition: Good to very good. Retaining approximately 30-40% nickel finish (primarily on frame and cylinder) with balance on barrel, triggerguard and backstrap, a gray patina with noticeable scattered wear and pitting. Grips very good with noticeable checkering. Action good. Bore dirty.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    11th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 417

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Dec 11, 2016 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 October 9 Americana & Political Signature Auction Featuring the Michael Ward Collection.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search