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Manufactured by Hopkins & Allen

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.41 r.f. caliber, single shot, single action pistol (XL Pistol), 2 1/2" octagonal barrel, marked PAT. APR. 5, 1870 on its left side, birdhead grips, spur trigger marked XL DERRINGER, made from 1870 to 1879

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.22 r.f. caliber, single shot XL vest pocket pistol, 2 1/4" barrel, no markings, spur trigger, sometimes marked Pointer

XL or XL No 1
.22 r.f. caliber, 7 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, 2 " to 2 5/8" rund barrel, overall length is 5" to 5 5/8", fluted cylinder, flat frame with removable sideplate on the left, birdhead walnut grips, nickel plating and case-hardened hammer. Marked on the topstrap XL or XL No. 1. Somes are marked HOPKINS & ALLEN MFG, CO. XL (or XL No. 1) PAT. MAR.28, 1871, APR. 27, 1875

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XLCR
.22 r.f. caliber, 7 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, 2" round barrel. features as No. 1 but only marked XLCR on topstrap

XL No. 2
.30 r.f.. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, 2 1/2" round barrel, overall length is 5 1/2", fluted Hopkins patent safety type cylinder, Marked XL No. 2 other features as No. 1

XL no 2, left side XL no 2, right side

XL 30 LONG
.30 f.r. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, 2 1/2" round barrel, overall length is 6 3/8", fluted Hopkins patent safety type cylinder, Marked HOPKINS& ALLEN MFG. CO. XL 30 LONG PAT. MAR. 28, 1871, APR. 27, 1875

XL No. 2 1/2
.32 r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, 2 3/8" octagon barrel, overall length is 6 1/4", fluted cylinder, Marked HOPKINS & ALLEN MFG, CO. XL No. 2 1/2 PAT. MAR.28, 1871, APR. 27, 1875 other features as No. 1

XL No 3
.32 r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, 2 5/8" or 3* octagonal barrel, overall length is 6 5/8", the frame is flat or round sided with removable sideplate, fluted cylinder. Marked XL No. 3 or HOPKINS & ALLEN MFG. CO XL No. 3 N.Y. PAT. MAR.28, 1871, APR. 27, 1875, made from 1879 to 1900

left side right side

XL No 4
.38 r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, 1 1/2 to 2 3/8" octagonal or round barrel, fluted cylinder may be the safety type, flat or rounded frame. Markings:
HOPKINS 6 ALLEN MFG. CO. XL No. 4 PAT. MAR. 28, 1871 others are marked
HOPKINS & ALLEN MFG. CO. PAT. MAR. 28, 1871

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2 3/8" octagonal barrel

No 754, round barrel left side same, right side

Next is is an excellent XL no. 4 with pearl grips. Bruce sent me the history of this fine gun:

My great-great Uncle was a public defense lawyer back in the 1800's. He was assigned a case to defend a man who was charged with robbing a gun store. My uncle was able to the man off, and in payment, the man gave him this pistol. Quite ironic that he paid using one of the very guns he had stolen.

and this is the said gun
same, hammer cocked

XL No 5
.38 r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, 2" to 2 3/8" or 3" octagonal barrel, fluted cylinder may be the safety type, flat or rounded frame. Markings:
HOPKINS & ALLEN MFG. CO. XL No. 5 PAT. MAR. 28, 1871
made from 1879 to 1900

XL No 5
.38 S&W caliber, Double Action Revolver, 4 15/16" octagon barrel, flat sided frame with saw-handle grips and lanyard ring, manufactured in the late 1880s. Marked HOPKINS & ALLEN M'F'G. CO. PAT. MCH.28, '71, May 27, '79 No. 5 38 CAL. CENTRE FIRE

.38 S&W, left side same, right side

XL No 6
.41 r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, 2 1/2" to 3" octagonal barrel, fluted cylinder may be the safety type, flat or rounded frame. Overall length 6 3/4" to 7 1/4". Marked HOPKINS & 6 ALLEN MFG. CO. XL No. 6 PAT. MAR. 28, 1871

XL No 7
.41 r.f. caliber, same as No. 6. Marked HOPKINS & 6 ALLEN MFG. CO. XL No. 7 PAT. MAR. 28, 1871

XL no 7, left side

XL No 8
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Approximate Serial Number Range of the XL Series
except the XL No.8, Navy and Police model and all spur triggers
Year number
1875 1 - 2000
1876 2001 - 4000
1877 4001 - 6000
1878 6001 - 8000
1879 8001 - 10000
1880 10001 - 12000
1881 1801 - 2100
1882 12001 - 14000
1883 14001 - 16000
1884 16001 - 20000
1885 20001 - 22000

A new series begun

Year number
1886 1 - 2000
1887 2001 - 4000
1888 4001 - 6000
1889 6001 - 8000
1890 8001 - 10000
1891 10001 - 12000
1892 1801 - 2100
1893 12001 - 14000
1894 14001 - 16000
1895 16001 - 20000
1896 20001 - 22000
1897 22001 - 24000
1898 24001 - 26000

A new series begun

Year number
1899 1 - 2000
1900 2001 - 4000
1901 4001 - 6000
1902 6001 - 8000
1903 8001 - 10000
1904 10001 - 12000
1905 1801 - 2100
1906 12001 - 14000
1907 14001 - 16000