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Forehand & Wadsworth

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Forehand & Wadsworth   Worcester Massachusetts 1871 1890


Patent Date Remarks
116,422 June 27, 1871 Improved in Revolving Fire-Arms, patent of Sullivan Forehand and Henry C. Wadsworth
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143,566 October 14, 1873 Improved in Revolving Fire-Arms, patent of Sullivan Forehand and Henry C. Wadsworth
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162,162 April 20, 1875 Improved in Revolving Fire-Arms, patent of Sullivan Forehand and Henry C. Wadsworth
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453,421 June 2, 1891 H.M. Caldwell's patent assigned to Sullivan Forehand. For details see Caldwell, Homer M.


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Sullivan Forehand and Henry C. Wadsworth

Successors to Ethan Allen. 1890 renamed in Forehand Arms Company and purchased by Hopkins & Allen in 1902

.22 short r.f. caliber, 7 shot single action pocket pistol, side hammer, solid flat frame with sideplate, 2 3/8" octagonal barrel, birdhead grips, marked FOREHAND & WADSWORTH, WORCESTER, MASS. PAT. SEPT. 24 & OCT. 22, 1861, production about 1.000 in the 1870s
Pocket Pistol left side, 2 1/2" barrel
Pocket Pistol right side, 2 1/2" barrel

.22 r.f. claiber, 7 shot single action revolver, hammer centered in the flat frame, birdhead grips, nickled marked FOREHAND & WADWORTH, WORCESTER, MASS. PAT. SEP. 24 & OCT. 22, 1861

.22 short r.f. caliber, single shot derringer, spur trigger
Derringer left side

.32 short r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver "Terror", spur trigger, solid frame

.32 r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action Russian Model 32 revolver, spur trigger, solid frame, octagonal barrel marked: FOREHAND & WADSWORTH WORCESTER MASS
Russian, left side Russian, right side Russian, markings

.38 r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, birdhead grips manufactured about 1880
left side right side

.38 r.f. caliber, 5 shot double action revolver, 2 3/8" round barrel, nickel plated, spur trigger, birdhead grips, the top strap is marked
Forehand & Wadsworth
Double Action No. 38
Worchester, Mass.
The left side of the barrel is marked
PATD June 27'71-Oct 28'73
In generally the serial number is marked at the rear face of the cylinder, at the bottom of the grip frame and can also be figured at the bottom of the barrel. Inside of both grips only the last thre digits of the serial number is stamped.
manufactured from 1973 - 1890

.41 short r.f. caliber, single shot deringer, spur trigger

.44 Russian caliber,6 shot single action revolver (Old Model) Army (or 1st Model), round barrel, less than 1.000 made, manufactured about 1875
left side
left side, barrel cut-off
right side, barrel cut-off

.44 Russian caliber, 6 shot single action revolver (2nd Model) , 6 1/2" round barrel, less than 1.000 made, redesignment of the 1st model in 1877
left side

2nd model, nickeled, left side,
2nd model, nickeled, right side

.44 British Bulldog
British Bulldog, right side

Double Barrel Shotguns

Trademark:
Electric
Swamp Angel
Terror