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RichR 10-26-2008 10:52 AM

Please help identifing this handgun
 
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I recently found this 22shrt revolver while cleaning out a customers basement.
It says it's made in germany with a serial # 5562600
Any information would be appreciated

Rich

Mark F 10-26-2008 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by RichR (Post 47101)
I recently found this 22shrt revolver while cleaning out a customers basement.
It says it's made in germany with a serial # 5562600
Any information would be appreciated

Rich

This is a Rohm RG 24 revolver. Ain't worth much, maybe $50.00 at best. These are considered very "LOWEND" revolvers.

Here is a sample of one for sale: http://www.gunsamerica.com/963286144/Guns/Pistols/R-Misc-Pistols/Rohm_RG_24_22_R_F_Revolve.htm

DarkFreedom 02-09-2009 10:57 PM

Actually, that looks exactly like my Rohm .22 RG10.
There is a lot of bad mojo about that gun doing bad things to the shooter and not being able to hit anything beyond 5 feet of the barrel. I have only fired mine once when i bought it (paid $20) and it did just fine. I don't know if I got a good one or if mine is just in better condition than other ones people have issues with, but be careful if you use it.
As for info about it, it was made in germany up untill the late 70's. Due to their "saturday night special" status and history of failure and cheap construction, they were banned from being imported to the USA back in the early '80's.
Best thing to do is either have it checked by a good gunsmith before you use it, get rid of it, or keep it but only as a last resourt after u have run another better gun out of ammo. In fact, it might be better just to throw the rohm at your target. ;)

ScottG 02-10-2009 12:18 AM

No gun should be an unwanted gun!!!!

No gun should every be destroyed!!!!

Can I get a bailout to save all these poor low end guns?

Just remember to follow all pertinent laws concerning handguns in your area.

Hawg 02-10-2009 09:27 AM

Actually it looks like a Burgo. Rohm's are pretty decent guns. I bought a Rohm 66 new in 77 and it's had thousands of rounds fired through it. Burgo's on the other hand aren't worth throwing away. I've got one of them too. Double action only with about a 25 lb. trigger pull.

robocop10mm 02-10-2009 02:52 PM

Remember, RG stands for Real Garbage. Interesting piece to put up and help to collect the dust that might otherwise foul up your expensive A/C filters.

RG is one of the guns most often associated with the title "Saturday Night Special".

Hawg 02-10-2009 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by robocop10mm (Post 69917)
Remember, RG stands for Real Garbage. Interesting piece to put up and help to collect the dust that might otherwise foul up your expensive A/C filters.

RG is one of the guns most often associated with the title "Saturday Night Special".


Spoken like someone that's never shot one let alone owned one.

BILLYBOB44 02-11-2009 01:50 AM

Cheap Gun
 
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Originally Posted by Hawg (Post 70068)
Spoken like someone that's never shot one let alone owned one.

Whatever the model=Rohm RG10-RG24 it IS a less than dependable piece. Robo's opinion probably due to the amount he's seen in gun buy-back programs. I don't know the model # in the pict, but have seen several like (Just Like!) it and they are "Last Resort" only. Hawg, If yours is a Rohm 66, it's probably not this model? Right?? On a gun buy-back, it MAY be worth a large extra cheeze pizza.:eek::eek:

robocop10mm 02-11-2009 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Hawg (Post 70068)
Spoken like someone that's never shot one let alone owned one.

Owned one? No. Shot one. He!! no. I have checked over several RG's and found them to be chronically out of time. Bad enough that they would spit lead out the cylinder gap.

If you happen to have a good one, more power to you. You can feel free to call me a snob if you wish but would not ever shoot a Lorcin or Jennings either. I have seen too many "accidents" with name brand guns to take a chance on a "cheap" gun. My health and safety is important to me.

c3shooter 02-11-2009 02:15 PM

The RG 66, IIRC, was a single action 22 Mag, and not a real bad gun. However, the RG shown was one of the low end 22 short/ 22LR models. Their reputation was that they made good paperweights. The 1968 Gun Control Act pretty much knocked these out from being imported. Value of one IN GOOD ORDER is about $50.


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