Pistol World Forums banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
585 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
This is my new toy. It's 100 years old and almost immaculate. While it will never be a personal protection piece... it'll sure raise eyebrows at the local range! :D
It's a Hopkins and Allen .32 S&W.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
944 Posts
I would have never guessed it was that old by looking at it. I'd love to see some new top breaks produced for those of us who don't find a nice original like you did. Very nice. :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
585 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I would love one of those, but even used they are outrageous! Hmmm... one Uberti or two of anything else?

Now, I want to add a S&W Model K-22. You'll not believe your eyes when you see the price of what is really a Model 10 in .22 cal.!!! Millions made, but you would think they are the rarest of all Smith's!!! :cry:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
640 Posts
Nice looking piece, it must have sat in a dresser drawer for a loooong time to be in that shape. K-22s seem to have very specific regional hot spots as I got a very nice one out of Souix City, (or was it Souix Falls) South Dakota for almost 2/3 of what one goes for in Minneapolis. That was a couple of years ago but the shop had a couple on hand and said they regularly can through. I can't remember the name of the shop, the owner'sname is Steve Naatjes though. I met him and his son while shooting sporting clays. the service was top notch and the gun was in better shape than described. The name of the shop is eluding me, if I ever remember it I'll post.
Top breaks aren't hard to find and some are quite reasonable. Take the Webley for instance. They can be found at nearly any gun show and the sellers sometimes seem ready to give them away. They are ugly and heavy but they are about the cheapest "quality" top break around. ammo can be scarce but you can always find one in .38 S&W or even .45 ACP. Top breaks are great conversation pieces but I wish the design wasn't so poor. Long term use can really loosen some of them them up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
585 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Uglydog... see if you can find any info on that place for me and I'll start a reverse telephone lookup. I really want a K22 - but don't want to mortgage the house to do it. Thanks! :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
640 Posts
Get a little sleep and it is surprising what one remembers. I found their business card and here's the info, I hope its still current.
Gary's Gunshop
46852 277th St
Lennox, SD 57039
Phone Daytime: (605) 332-6119
Evening: (605) 647-2349
email: [email protected]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
585 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Well, I won the auction at an unbelieveable price! :D Of course, I have located something I want more... it never fails. :?

Now, not only do I have to explain it to my wife... I have to try an explain wanting a different gun. :shock:

Dead man walking!!! :cry:
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top