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Old 07-16-2011, 06:07 AM   #1
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I recently received my Dads guns and there is one pistol that has no markings. I don;t have a clue what it is? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-16-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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There has to be someone who could possibly answer your question here.~

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Old 07-16-2011, 11:00 AM   #3
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It looks like you have to remove the cylinder pin to load. I would not want to shoot it until a gunsmith had a chance to check it out.

It looks like an European make. Possible earlier Rohm or such. I would suggest that you retain it as a family heirloom and NOT take it to the range
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Well, Zoey, yes there is, but I had to get a cup of coffee first..........

Your revolver appears to be a H&R "The American" revolver. made in the USA. And, yes, you pull the cylinder pin, and use it to eject the empties. Not a fast reload, but used on a lot of utility grade handguns made in the early 1900s. Boobed hammer kept it from hanging on your clothing.

Yes, should be checked by a smith before shooting it. Remove grips to find the serial number.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.

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If my sources serve me correctly, this is the H&R American as C3 stated. If I had to guess from the picture its a 5-shot 38 s&w. This looks to be either the second variation which was made between 1888-1897 but its possible its the black powder model made between 1884-1904. Its hard to tell without more pictures. Is the top strap marked with anything? How about the numbers under the grips? Black powder guns can go boom with modern ammo, so dont shoot it until you know for sure what it is.

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