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gun owner 09-19-2009 06:48 AM

needing help to identify an old gun
 
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I bought this gun from a family friend. I have been looking everywhere online to find some kind of info about it. Anything that you can help me with, would be greatly appreciated. I'm interested in tracing the guns history. Thanks, Greg
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rifleman1 09-20-2009 06:18 AM

it kind of looks like a haenel-schmeisser model 1, but theres a couple little differences could be a diffrent model but same manufacturer,the other gun that comes to mind is a mauser w.t.p. old model. i hope this can help, keep us updated.

Dcomf 10-07-2009 04:15 PM

It's a Spanish copy of the Colt 1908 Pocket model

bobbyb13 10-07-2009 04:47 PM

That looks like what is left of a Belgium proof mark on it.

Dcomf 10-07-2009 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by bobbyb13 (Post 171145)
That looks like what is left of a Belgium proof mark on it.

Dollars to donuts those are Spanish inspection and proofmarks. The first is the Proof house stamp (Eibar), second is year code, last is acceptance stamp. The Spanish "Triad".

agoetz2005 11-10-2009 01:11 PM

agreed. It looks like any number of spanish .25acp clones made back in the day.

Don't break it. A million people made 5 million of those and finding parts that even remotely fit is a questly task.

sarge_257 11-28-2009 04:42 AM

Your picture could use a little light. Also we would need more info, such as: Caliber, any names or patent dates, serial numbers, condition using NRA designations EX VG Good Poor. And what it looks like down the barrel. Also if you can shoot it would be helpful.
Sarge

30-30remchester 11-29-2009 01:09 AM

I dont know about the gun but would like to guess about the grips. Around the turn of the century ,20th, Ariel knife company developed a clear plastic that would allow photographs of self or loved ones, to be placed under the plastic before manufacture. The people in the photo's could possibly be the original owners of the gun.

WILDCATT 01-02-2010 08:26 PM

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it may shoot,but there are no parts.and the safety is missing.they sold thousands of those before WW2.I have had a few.ant its amazing how the GI would pick up these guns.most GIs did not know a thing about guns.my friend carried an MG 42 across France to Italy and finaly thru it on side of road. many brought back good guns like lugers and P 38s.I bought a number for $20 with holster.and mauser broom handles before WW2 sold for $20.

sarge_257 01-03-2010 09:35 PM

Being a Spanish made pistol of that era, it is worth about the $20 you mentioned old military guns were selling for back in the old days. I bought a lot of those old war trophy's back in the 60's but never for $20. The going rate was under $100 for very good to excellent guns and down to $20 for poor guns. I bought a German Luger for $75 once and a Browning Hi Power in ex. cond. for $125. Ohh what good memories.
Sarge


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