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Old 02-08-2012, 11:59 PM   #11
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I'm going to guess that it's European. German, Austrian--or possibly
Swiss. That rear sight on the pistol looks exactly like a rear sight
from a Swiss Peabody.

To the OP---have you pulled the barrel and looked for proof marks on the
bottom? Lack of ANY proof marks is a bit unusual on a European gun.

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The trigger and lever looks like Hammerli.

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Old 02-09-2012, 11:27 AM   #13
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Why does it have two triggers?
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"Why does it have two triggers?"

It is called a set trigger. You pull one trigger till you hear a click that sets the other trigger so just an ounce or two will make it fire.
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I've had the fore stock off,and there are no markings underneath that.Other than that,I'm not too comfortable with taking it apart.The other side is identical,except for where the shorter end of the wedge shows,which runs clear through.The sight does look just about like the one BillM mentions on the Peabody.Seems like this must have been put together as a custom job from different makers parts.
It might be a good idea to try the NRA again.Do they have an e-mail address you can send to for that purpose,does anyone know?

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Originally Posted by hiwall
My guess is British as they like those Martini actions over there. Its OK c3 we know you meant to put the "r" in Martini. Rear sight looks kinda British also. Action is a little sleeker than you usually see.
I agree. Deffenatly looks European. British or Itialian

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