Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/)
-   Curio & Relic Discussion (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f37/)
-   -   field find pistol (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f37/field-find-pistol-67518/)

purehavoc 07-03-2012 03:09 AM

field find pistol
 
My buddy found this stuck on on of his farm impliments while dragging it through the field. It still has 4 unfired rounds in the chamber

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...-52-33_179.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...2-17_215-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...-52-07_101.jpg

trip286 07-03-2012 03:17 AM

Aww, sweet! An old pepper box! I'll bet someone was pissed about losing that thing a long time ago, probably had to save for over a year to buy it.

texaswoodworker 07-03-2012 03:24 AM

That's awesome! Hang it on the wall, or stick it on the shelf. I'd ask who the maker was, but I think that would be a little out of the question. :D Any ideas about what caliber it was?

purehavoc 07-03-2012 03:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by texaswoodworker (Post 857044)
That's awesome! Hang it on the wall, or stick it on the shelf. I'd ask who the maker was, but I think that would be a little out of the question. :D Any ideas about what caliber it was?

No idea but just guessing .32 cal

texaswoodworker 07-03-2012 05:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by purehavoc (Post 857051)
No idea but just guessing .32 cal

That sounds about right. I think they also had a .36 back then too.

I feel bad for the guy who ended up on the business end of that. Screw the double tap, quadruple tap is the way to go. :D

c3shooter 07-03-2012 05:18 AM

Here ya go. They made about 25,000 of them, in 32 and 22.

http://www.gunsamerica.com/969483083/Guns/Pistols/Remington-Derringers/Remington_Elliot_s_4_shot_Ring_Trigger_Derringer_C irca_1883_1888.htm

Jpyle 07-03-2012 05:22 AM

Guess the obvious question is how the hell did it get out there, was it in someone's pocket when it was "lost." Better not dig too deep, never know what else may be under the ground...:eek:

purehavoc 07-03-2012 11:40 AM

It was a rotary hoe so it doesnt dig very deep. My guess a previous land owner or farm hand lost it as it may have fallen out of a pocket while on a tractor or walking the field

purehavoc 07-03-2012 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 857157)

C3 u hit that one right on the head. We guessed about 1860 so we were a little off. Thanks for the pic, cant wait to show it to him. As figured we guessed in good condion about $2000. To bad this ones not worth anything :(

winds-of-change 07-03-2012 12:52 PM

How can you tell what it is as beat up as it is?? :confused:


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:03 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.