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The .44 Hand Ejector 1st Model, or New Century Triple Lock, was introduced in 1908 and manufactured until 1915, but sold out of inventory until 1917. The total production was 15,376 revolvers. It was produced in several different calibers, barrel lengths and finishes.
It acquired its nickname of “Triple Lock” as a result of a unique locking system which locked the cylinder in position at three different locations: the front of the cylinder with center pin, the rear of the cylinder by locking bolt and the yoke locked at the frame with a special locking bolt.
The three locking systems were discontinued in 1915 when the 2nd Model was released, as the yoke lock was found not to be necessary.
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This is a Hopkins & Allen auto ejecting top break small framed five-shot revolver, chambered in .32 S&W. Hopkins & Allen started out as the Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company in 1868, started by a group of men, most of which were already partners in Bacon Manufacturing Co. and Continental Arms Co. Both companies ceased operations about the time Hopkins & Allen were founded.
In 1874, Charles Converse, who owned about one-half of the company, sold out to Merwin Hulbert & Co., who were already the sole distributor for Hopkins & Allen. Merwin Hulbert later went bankrupt, and Hopkins & Allen followed in 1898, but was reorganized as the Hopkins & Allen Arms Co., which in turn went out of business in 1914. The revolver retains about 75% of its original nickel finish, but is missing some parts.