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Old 12-22-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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It is a Clarke 1st clarke technicore handgun. Made in Santa Monica California ?
It shoots 32 s&w shorts.
I cannot find much information on the internet about, just that it was one of the first Saturday night specials, and not a real good gun…I was trying to find out what year it was made, how much they sold for etc… I wanted to find some grips for it. It shoots fairly well, but only very close range.
Any help would be appreciated
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:00 PM   #2
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It is a Clarke 1st clarke technicore handgun. Made in Santa Monica California ?
It shoots 32 s&w shorts.
I cannot find much information on the internet about, just that it was one of the first Saturday night specials, and not a real good gun…I was trying to find out what year it was made, how much they sold for etc… I wanted to find some grips for it. It shoots fairly well, but only very close range.
Any help would be appreciated
For that gun I would just carve my own grips for it. Use the old one for the pattern.
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I think you are looking for a Clerke First, not a clark. Funky letters heard to read. Made in late 60's, early 70s. Sold for about $15 new. VERY low quality.

Original grips from gunpartscorp.com for $25 and change, plus shipping. Grips were Bakelite, rather fragile. Seriously, not to be dissing your revolver, but that is about what the gun is worth.

Link HERE: Grips, Bakelite, Original
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I hate to see anyone shoot a gun like that. I see the barrel is cast with the frame. I have to assume it has a steel liner. Please set it aside and save your money for a real gun.
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Destroy it. Kill it with fire. Do not shoot it if you value your face.
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It is a Clarke 1st clarke technicore handgun. Made in Santa Monica California ?
It shoots 32 s&w shorts.
I cannot find much information on the internet about, just that it was one of the first Saturday night specials, and not a real good gun…I was trying to find out what year it was made, how much they sold for etc… I wanted to find some grips for it. It shoots fairly well, but only very close range.
Any help would be appreciated
I am not sure but it sure looks like it says CLERKE on the gun in the picture. I would guess it was made in the late 1960's
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I think you are looking for a Clerke First, not a clark. Funky letters heard to read. Made in late 60's, early 70s. Sold for about $15 new. VERY low quality.

Original grips from gunpartscorp.com for $25 and change, plus shipping. Grips were Bakelite, rather fragile. Seriously, not to be dissing your revolver, but that is about what the gun is worth.

Link HERE: Grips, Bakelite, Original
Thank-you very much, I have had it for years...I do not use it.I was just wondering if any one knew anything about it...What would be the reason to make such a gun?I thought it would make a good paper weight.
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As cheap as they were, it cost even less to make it, and the company could make a profit on it. Why would someone buy it? Again, price. If you wanted to buy a gun that was going in a dresser, and never planned to shoot it except in an emergency, and you only HAD $15.....

Paper weight would be about right.
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As cheap as they were, it cost even less to make it, and the company could make a profit on it. Why would someone buy it? Again, price. If you wanted to buy a gun that was going in a dresser, and never planned to shoot it except in an emergency, and you only HAD $15.....

Paper weight would be about right.
Agree- Companys that made those type "weapons" back then cared less if it was safe or not- Made a buck , thats all that mattered
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Is there a weapons "buy-back" program going on in your area?
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