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Manhattan Firearms Manufacturing Co.

Name Street Town State From To
Manhattan Firearms Manufacturing Co.   Newark New Jersey 1863 1868


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Product
Becames American Strandard Tool Company in November 23, 1868



.36 Caliber Manhattan Revolvers

.36 caliber percussion, single action, 5 shot, 4" to 6 1/2" octagon barrel
Manufactured from 1859 to 1868 and production is estimaton at 78000
5 or 10 cylinder stops
Markings on barrel
Manhattan Fire Arms Co. Newark N.J.



Series I

Barrel with New York address
no patent date on the cylinder
5 shots
serial number range from 1 to about 4200, made in 1859 until January 1860

Series II

Barrel with New York address
cylinder with 1859 patent date (Gruler & Rebetey patent issued on December 27, 1859)
5 shots
serial number range form about 4200 to about 14500, made until September 1861

Series III

Barrel with Newark address in one ligne
cylinder with the 1859 patent date
5 shots
serial number range from about 14500 to about 45200, made until April 1864

Model III no. 31160 left side
Model III no. 31160 right side
Thanks to Bill Sweeney for these pictures

Series IV

Barrel with Newark address in two lignes
cylinder with the 1859 patent date and barrel marked "pat. March 8. 1864" (B. Kittredge patent)
5 shots
serial number range from about 45200 to about 69200, made until June 1867

Model IV with its acouterments
and again, model IV with its acouterments
same, closer look on the bullet mould and the pouch

Series V

Barrel with Newark address in two lignes
Cylinder with the 1859 patent date
6 shots
serial number range from 1 to about 9000, made until December 1868

.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action Navy revolver
stamped Manhattan Fire Arms Co. Newark, NJ Patented March 8, 1864

left side
4th issue right side
other one, right side