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Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by Undertow, Jun 24, 2007.
cm, very nice! Are the grips Franzite or stag?
Stag. Someone told me they thought the grips actually came from S&W but I don't know if that's true or not. One of these days I'll have it lettered to get its history.
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CM, that is beautiful! I love the old K frame Smiths. I have several pre 10 snubbys that I still carry and shoot regularly.
question for the gun folks.... I think this is a Civil War era boot gun....from internet sources...can anyone confirm...know of the manufacturer???
I don't think it's a Glock....maybe Renault will confirm
Are there any marks at all?
One of these looks similar...maybe Belgian, if so there should be proof marks.
Very nice! Congrats on a beauty! Waiting for Monday to pick up a S&W 10-5 that has to go straight to the gunsmith for a hopefully inexpensive repair!
No marks that I can see...kinda pitted...that web site was one of the ones I found also....I dig the barrel wrap at the muzzle...seems consistent with Belgium makers...from what I have found...any idea of value??? it is in rough shape..old and rough
Not really my field, I'd guess not much monetary value though. That style of muzzle is usually referred to as a 'cannon' barrel.
My first guess would be Belgian. They made about a gazillion of the things. After that, pick the European country of your choice! But it probably dates from the era of a bit before. The smaller version with shorter barrel were known a muff pistol , as women were known To carry them in those big fur muffs they stuck there hands in , in cold weather. Sometimes also called screw barrels, box locks, overcoat pistols, pocket pistols. Many generic names!
You also see English, French, and some German made pieces!
Edit! We generally passed these guns onto folks looking for a shadow box decoration or other wall hanger. They are basically worth whatever you can get for them. Sometimes (very rare occasion) you'd se a really nice, clean one they might bring a bit more. Lots of these brought home by GI's at the end of WWII.
Thanks for the info guys...much appreciated...wall hanger seems like a great idea..it is no condition to fire....
They are a very interesting and important piece of firearm history!!!!
That would look really nice in a Shadow Box with your choice of flag behind it
Well, I did it again. Fell for a S&W .38 that needs repair. Cylinder stop is messed up so as soon as I picked it up, it went to my gunsmith. Forgot to take a pic of it. 4" Model 10-5 with a pencil barrel, aftermarket grips and a very smooth action. I will post pics as soon as I get it back!
Can't wait to see it.
I may be getting an old Remington 1100LT 20 ga. My sister took it in trade as a partial payment for a travel trailer and I brought it home yesterday to clean up. A bit of Hoppes and some spray carb cleaner flushed all kind of gunk out. It looks like it had not been cleaned in 20 years. Metal has a bit of patina, and blueing worn off lower part of receiver, good shiney bore, no dents.
The bad thing is the stock. It has some deep gouges that are so deep that they cannot be steamed or cleaned up for refinishing, and it has a recoil pad with a thick spacer, either of which fit to the stock or each other.
I have been looking for a replacement stock but not much luck. There is one youth set on e bay butat $200 a bit more than I want to pay, but it does match so I may have to go that route.
I really need to find the value of the gun before I proceed any further.
The stock is unusable? That is a shame whenever someone just neglects or abuses a good piece of machinery.
While I carry modern professionally, I have a soft spot for the classic guns I grew up around and find them hard to pass up on the rare occasion I find them these days. Both of these had been on the Wish List for a long time. I apologize for the poor pictures.
Smith & Wesson Hand-Ejector .44 Special, ca. 1920. It came with modern N frame grips, but I found the correct ones about a month later at a gun show. I have used grip adapters on revolvers for 35 years. This one is actually for a K frame because it fits my hand better than the N frame ones did.
Remington Model 8, .30 Rem., made in 1930. Wish ammo was easier (and cheaper) to come by.
TPD, those are both beauties!
Very nice duo there TPD!
TPD, Buffalo Arms has a new batch of .30 Remington cartridges available now. I love model 8's and 81's. I have a project gun in the works. When I can run across a decent 8 in .30 or .32 caliber, it is going to get converted to .300 Savage from Model 81 parts I was given. Ammo a lot easier to find! My idea of the perfect Model 8 is a .25 Remington!!! It was a .25 that Frank Hamer was using in Corsicana Tx during prohibition when he was busting up stills. That's what the Remington sales rep was watching him make thrown target shots with!
That Smith is a skookum revolver!!!! My idea of a great revolver!!!