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Old 11-10-2010, 04:10 AM   #1
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Hey there first post. I've had this gun for awhile and got it from my father years ago. So far nobody has been able to tell me much about it except that it may have come from overseas. No real markings on the pistol or stampings except for the number 498, not really sure what caliber it is either. There were no markings under the grips but if it will help i can take them off again and get a pic of that. Any info would be appreciated, thanks in advance..

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Old 11-10-2010, 01:58 PM   #2
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I have no idea what that pistol is but it is unique. There should be someone along shortly that might be able to identify it for you.

Why don't you stop by the introduction section and let us know a little about you? Hang around awhile, this is a great forum.

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Looks Italian, Seen this before but is lost in the Old Vault.

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Thanks for your quick responses. Not looking good so far, i had posted this on another forum about 6 months ago and nobody knew there either lol. Are there any reference type websites that might help me identify it or at least give other better information to help me find it? The only info i have is in the pics along with that number on the side. There was one person who said it looked like something made in a arms market in the middle east? Have no idea on that one...

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Lets Try Pawn Stars. Dillenger Has the E- Mail Address to the Guy that supose to know all fire arms. Unless it was a Home Maker. The # should be a giveaway. Don't give up yet. Seek and you Shall find!!!!!

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there are a few country's that made these guns in the 19th and 20th century,hundreds of gun shops made them in different country's ,Brazil ,Belgium.... it will be difficult to trace the origine of this gun ,I am sure that it's home made
my guess is south-America,

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Long story short but i took it to a friend yesterday that owned a pawn shop for 20 years and he showed it to several people. Nobody had a clue but one guy that did a few tours in Nam' said he thought it may have come from the middle east possibly from a small country with an arms market that made lots of those type of "homemade" guns. The number still throws me off though as i would think with a stamped number there "might" be a bit more to it. I've actually been offered money twice on it (tempted as i want to mod a 10/22 i just traded for) but really don't want to sell it being as i don't know what it is or have a clue what it might be worth lol...

Again thanks for the replies, i will definitely stick around the boards as i'm getting more into collecting firearms. I'm sure i will have a ton of questions in the future

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