ID help antique handguns

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by cmhill, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. cmhill

    cmhill New Member

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    An elderly lady came in the shop today with two single shot pistols her deceased husband had and was basically wanting to know what are they and what might they be worth ill attach photos and best description i can


    1) has 1948 stamped on both sides (i do not believe it is a mfg date) as well as 163 . rifled barrel

    2) has a 6sided barrel left side of barrel stamped | 0*0 |221|221| left side reciever 55321 and 05321
    Right side 012350 |101|101|010*0| and is rifled. also has a proof mark of a crown below the crown looks like a Vwith a line in the center below that a *
     

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  2. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Those are large pictures. I am sure someone will be along to tell you what they are and a bit about their worth.
     

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  3. cmhill

    cmhill New Member

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    sure thought i would have recieved some sort of reply by now, or is everyone as stumpted as me on it
     
  4. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    One is rusty with alot of stampy things and the other is crusty with some stuff and such.
     
  5. HKSlinger

    HKSlinger Member

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    I think its a muffler bracket for a '73 Pinto or Vega.
     
  6. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    Looks like a british crown makers mark in one pic.
     
  7. 2hot2handle

    2hot2handle New Member

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    Maybe if a mod were able to help this guy out and move it to the right section it'd get a few more hits?
     
  8. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    2hot I think your on to something there. LOL
     
  9. Troy Michalik

    Troy Michalik Is it Friday yet? Supporter

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    Interesting pieces there, but I am no further help I'm afraid.
     
  10. Reinhard

    Reinhard New Member Supporter

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    you propably won't find info on these guns ,it's home made and its origine is for 99% eastern,India,Afghanistan those regions
     
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  11. whtsmoke

    whtsmoke New Member

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    ive got an old book on handguns that i will check to see if i find anything like them.
     
  12. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    At a first guess, would say Pakistani or Afghan- possibly Indian. Cottage gun maker. The proof marks are likely imitation. Great paperweight. Amazing what can be done with hand tools.
     
  13. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    It's not European, Japanese or Chinese. That leaves one of the third world countries.