Original U.S. Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Co. .44 Rimfire Pocket Pistol - c.1866-80

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This wonderful pocket pistol comes from a recently received Gun Collection, amassed in the 1950's and 1960's, and having spent the last 50 years in storage. This is an American classic in .44 Rimfire, the cartridge used in the early HENRY Lever Action Rifles! What a punch these must have had.

The story goes that Doc Holiday's part time girlfriend, Big Nose Kate, once drilled some gambler a new belly button with one of these powerful pistols. Using Hammond's "Bulldog" patent, these were made by the Connecticut Arms and Manufacturing Company. Records show production was between 1866 and 1880 and that total production reached fewer than 8,000 units. The top of the barrel is marked:


There are also patent markings on the rotating breech, which is opened by pressing the small stud sight on the top of the frame directly behind the hammer. The breech can then be rotated left to extract the spent cartridge and load a fresh one.

This example is in very nice condition, the grips are just about 100% perfect. Only a couple of bruises to the iron frame on the swing to the left breech block which allows access to the massive .44 caliber rim fire barrel. Bore shows some wear, but rifling is still clear.

Masses of blue in wonderful display condition.


Years of Manufacture: 1866-1880
Caliber: .44 Henry
Ammunition Type: Rimfire Cartridge
Barrel Length: 4 inches
Overall Length: 8 inches
Action: Exposed Hammer
Feed System: Swivel Breech Single Shot

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