Help! What Gun is this?!?!

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by PredragSrbija, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. PredragSrbija

    PredragSrbija New Member

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  2. wjnfirearms

    wjnfirearms New Member

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    Are there any legible proof marks, writing, etc? What I find interesting is that the grip looks nearly the same as a "broomhandle" Mauser pistol. I don't recall seeing another handgun from the early part of the 20th that the grip was shaped quite the same as the Mauser. I'm wondering if this could be another Mauser of some sort.
     

  3. PredragSrbija

    PredragSrbija New Member

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    The gun doesn't have any marks or writings . It has only number "17657" written on its barrel. The gun may be older then You suggested.... It was found in 1930s but it could be much older. Not sure if that is true.
    I can upload some more photos if that can help?
     
  4. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Looks kind of like a Dryse.
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    Looks similar to a Nagant Model 1895 revolver.
    Sorry I'm not up to speed on the European guns.
     
  6. PredragSrbija

    PredragSrbija New Member

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    Got it!
    It is The Austrian 11mm Gasser Army Revolver M1870.
    Thanks for help!
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    On the rear of the cylinder, there are usually 2 lettters- LG or JG (Leo Gasser, or son, Johan) a 2 digit number, and then the serial number. The 2 digit number is the year it was made.

    IIRC, they had a funky sort of safety that a double action triger pull released. Cavalryman's pistol- note the resemblance of the grip to a saber?