Homestead Parts now features rifle and pistol parts produced by the Meriden Gun Corporation.  The Meriden Firearms Company of Meriden, Connecticut, USA manufactured small arms from 1905 through 1918. This company principally made sidelock double-barrel hammer and hammerless shotguns, single barrel shotguns, small revolvers and small bore rifles. However, the Meriden Firearms also produced a selection of good-quality, relatively low-cost firearms of which many are still functional more than 100 years later.  Our ORIGINAL parts will help anyone who wishes to restore an old Meriden firearm.

The Meriden Firearms Company was formed when Sears Roebuck Co. purchased the Andrew Fyrberg & Sons firearms manufacturing plant.  Shortly after purchase Sears moved the plant and machinery to Meriden, Connecticut in 1905. The company started manufacturing firearms in mid 1905, until Sears announced in 1918 that the Meriden Firearms Company would discontinue the manufacture of sporting firearms.

From 1905 to 1919, Sears manufactured their line of "pocket pistols" which were double-action top-break revolvers chambered in either .32 or .38 S&W. The revolvers came in several barrel lengths and were offered with both exposed and enclosed hammers. Finish was Nickel-plate with hard rubber handgrips.

The Meriden shotguns were well made and available in several grades. All had automatic safeties and cocking indicators. Barrels could be purchased with a damascus twist of several grades, from armory or Krupp steel. These shotguns came hammerless or with exposed hammers and, depending on the price, guns came with varying amounts of engraving.

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