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Old 07-14-2011, 12:14 AM   #1
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My aunt has a 22 cal revolver that she got from germany. its a stub nose and the serial is 68815
I cant find anything on them besides the fact that in 1958 an american company made replicas
Anyone know anything about this revolver?
Thank you all so much for your help and support

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Old 07-14-2011, 01:44 AM   #2
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Revolver of pocket with retractable trigger, produced in small calibers - 22, 5,5 mm, 6,35 mm ACP - generally of the type "Vélodog". There were innumerable alternatives - with internal striker, reduced striker, large qtriker, box frame, screwed carcass - and the majority were largely decorated.

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looks kinda like an Rohm RG10 to me. does it have any other markings?

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"looks kinda like an Rohm RG10 to me. does it have any other markings? "
I agree with donthav1, it looks like a RG
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its my aunts gun she lives in another state ill find out, thanks guys

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I just aquired this exact pistol,serial #41629 a little more worn than the one pictured and with same markings "Made in Germany" "puppy" on the pistol grip.Would also appreciate any extra info anyone might have on this.

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Looks like a pewter & plastic Rohm to me too -

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Puppy has been used by several makers of small handguns. The one shown was made by Rohm.

They were a machine tool maker that began making low dollar firearms of indifferent quality in the 1950s in Sontheim/Brensz. The most common brand used was RG (Rohm Gemeinschaft, or GmbH). These usually had pot metal frames, and a pot metal barrel with a steel liner. They did make a blank gun that was almost identical to the .22 revolver.

The 1968 Gun Control Act blocked import into the US of guns of this nature, and some effort was made to shift production to the US. In 1986 they stopped production of firearms, and in 2010 left the gun making business entirely, selling their line to Umarex.

Used by John Hinkley in his attempt to kill Pres. Reagan.

Reliability of these has traditionally be extremely low, to the point of absurdity. Value of an RG in Good condition is about $50.

The notation in the 2010 Standard Catalog of firearms is "About as crummy as it gets".

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Back in the day that would have been the "Saturday Night Special" referred to when trying to eliminate the importation of cheap handguns!

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Back in the day that would have been the "Saturday Night Special" referred to when trying to eliminate the importation of cheap handguns!
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