Thursday, August 4, 2016

Uhlinger Revolvers

Now here is a name you don't hear often, if ever. From 1861-1865 William P. Uhlinger, of Philadelphia, manufactured these spur trigger revolvers in both .22 and .32 caliber. They were produced under various trade names or were left unmarked in an attempt to avoid detection by Smith & Wesson for patent infringement. They are well built and designed but only produced in limited numbers. This example is only marked with the matching serial number on the barrel, cylinder, frame, and grips.
I note that the rod under the barrel is knurled for gripping and assume that it is held in place by a spring loaded detent of some sort. The rod would be removed and used as a spent case extractor. Rather unique and inexpensive arrangement.