finally found some info. it is a
Kenton cast iron blank pistol, made by Kenton Manufacturing Company of Kenton, Ohio.
It is not a starter pistol, but more of a noise maker. or as kids found out back when they were sold, a high powered BB gun if u roll one down the barrel. It fires .22 BP shorts. still trying to find the value of it
"Guns kill people.
Guns dont kill people, husbands who come home early kill people. The gun was just sitting there. So if guns kill people, that means I can blame my bad spelling on my pencil."
-Larry the Cable Guy