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Old 03-05-2019, 01:55 PM
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This was sold to me as an English pub gun. .22 short. Serial # 36 on bolt, barrel, front sight, and extractor. No other markings. Hoping someone can enlighten me on what it actually is. Thanx
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:43 PM
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Looks like a very nice odd pistol. sorry can't help but thanks for sharing the pic.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:19 AM
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I am wondering if it is a "chopped" rifle...homemade pistol with all the manufacturer info missing. Could be that, rather than removing the forward part of the barrel, they removed the rear and re-chambered it. It is odd. Nice, but odd.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:42 AM
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Looks like a Gaucher - French. They made this, which is from the same gene pool...



On the other hand, they also did this, which I rather like.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:25 PM
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Look in mid 1960's gun magazine for a full page of guns imported and sold by Hy Hunter ca. He brought them in as I recall.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:16 PM
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Can't add anything as far as it's origin, but it is a pretty cool looking pistol.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:01 PM
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the receiver has been re-blued [plumb color] and beyond that i know nothing save its an interesting piece ,the lack of markings makes me wonder a bit ,
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:13 AM
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The second pic in post #4 is very James Bond-ish. Very nice.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:06 AM
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When I look at the bolt end of the action and the extractor, it is very similiar to the common German Flobert action that was made by every shop in the area of Suhl before WWII. However, German and English guns were usually proofed at the time that this gun was manufactured, so it might have been modified and neutralized since handguns were restricted while rifles weren't.

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Old 03-22-2019, 02:39 PM
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I had a very similar pistol except mine had a set trigger. I identified it via Web as a German garden gun.
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Old 03-22-2019, 02:44 PM
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German Haenel style extractor - any proof marks ? -
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Old 03-24-2019, 10:46 PM
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Pub gun/Parlor pistol...same thing.
A low-powered rimfire that could be fired in a home/pub, much like you play darts now.
Back before the Liberal namby-pamby's took over the world, men could shoot guns for sport wherever they decided to...
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:32 AM
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That receiver finish I have seen before on other firearms. I was told it was the metal finish process. This more likely happens when people do their own and don't have everything perfect BUT I have a few that came factory with parts looking like this. Didn't match up and sort of sticks out like a sore thumb but others may like this nowadays as it highlights the parts out. Depends on what you like.
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That receiver finish I have seen before on other firearms. I was told it was the metal finish process. This more likely happens when people do their own and don't have everything perfect BUT I have a few that came factory with parts looking like this. Didn't match up and sort of sticks out like a sore thumb but others may like this nowadays as it highlights the parts out. Depends on what you like.
Some steel alloys take blueing differently, it isn't that unusual to see the plumb color from the factory after the passage of time.
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Old 05-02-2019, 07:19 PM
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I would say that it is a Belgian single shot rifle with the bolt a copy of Browning's 1900 design that has been converted to a pistol at some stage.
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