FOREHAND ARMS LONGARMS
The guns and revolvers manufactured by the Forehand Arms Company, prior to the absorption of that company by the Hopkins and Allen Arms Company, have been highly commended for having a mechanical construction whereby strength and simplicity are combined. Figures 1and 2 show the hammerless gun and its very simple mechanism. The gun is provided with an ejector if desired, uses nitro powder and is bored for 12 and 16 gauge wads. The hammerless single gun has all the features of the double gun and follows the lines of the celebrated single gun. The hammer double gun, shown in Figures 3 and 4, is made in 12 and 16 gauge, with rebounding locks, extension rib, straight and matted. Great simplicity and durability are apparent. Figure 5 shows the mechanism of the single gun, with an automatic ejector. The barrels are plain and twist, 30 and 32 inches in length. The frames are all in case hardened finish, rebounding lock, and half pistol grip. It has a very neat and simple device of a screw and lever combined to hold the barrel to the frame, and can be quickly detached, and does not protrude above the surface to object either in appearance or handling. It is made in 12 and 16 bore, and for the use of nitro powder.
One of the best productions by the Forehand Arms Company, in the revolver line, is the hammerless, shown in Figure 6, It is an exceedingly smooth working and attractive revolver, having all the latest improvements, automatic shell extracting, double action, positive stop on cylinder and automatic hammer block. It is made in .32 calibre, small frame, 3-inch barrel, and .38 calibre, large frame, 4 or 5 inch barrel, 5 shot, Smith & Wesson cartridge.
Farrow, Edward S. American Small Arms; a Veritable Encyclopedia of Knowledge for Sportsmen and Military Men. New York: Bradford, 1904. Print.
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