Make: The Hartford Arms and Equipment Company
Serial Number: 2367
Year of Manufacture: 1925-1930 (C&R OK)
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Manually Operated Repeating Pistol
Markings: The left side of the frame at the barrel is marked "MANFD BY / THE HARTFORD ARMS $ EQUIP. C.C. / HARTFORD CONN. / PATENTED / 22 CAL / LONG RIFLE". The serial number is on the front strap.
Barrel Length: 6 3/4"
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with adjustable target sights. The front sight is a blade set in a dovetail. The rear sight is a windage adjustable, dovetail set sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock(s) is/are checkered Hard Rubber. The grips are sound and free of chips or cracks. The checkering is worn and there are a few marks and dings. The screws on the right panel are different than those from the left (perhaps one set has been replaced).
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The rifling is a bit worn and dirty. There is no visible erosion under the fouling.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 30% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish is well worn from age and use. The majority of the finish is now gone and a light patina with scattered surface rust has replaced it. There is only slight erosion beginning at areas of high wear. Blue is retained in protected areas (rear of barrel, trigger guard, and slide). The Screw heads are worn, though serviceable. The markings are light but visible. Overall, this gun rates in about fair to good condition.
Mechanics: The action seems to function, though this rare and unique pistol is a bit foreign to us. It appears as though the slide is manually drawn back and then manually returned forward. The forward lever on the left rear of the frame looks to be a slide lock, but it locks the slide forward. This lock may be missing a spring as it dies not stay up.
Box & Accessories: No box but the gun comes with a well fitting Lawrence Holster. The leather is soft.
Our Assessment: This is an exceptionally rare gun, as confirmed by the Blue Book. The gun is a manually operated repeater, certainly worthy of additional research and capable of adding interest and value to your collection.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R pistol can be transferred in California.
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