Identify top break revolver

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by CallahanArms, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. CallahanArms

    CallahanArms New Member

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    I have a hard time finding out who the manufacturer was for this top break. If anyone can help please do! It has an L stamped in a couple locations. I think it might be a model 3 clone but I might be wrong.

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  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Can you tell us what markings are on the gun? I see what looks to be a proofmark on the cylinder but it is not clear enough to identify. Has it any printing anywhere?
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Anything under the grips?
     
  4. Wiebelhaus

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    I'd put money on Uberti 1875.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    It would be clearly marked. I'll take that money now.
     
  6. CallahanArms

    CallahanArms New Member

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    Yeah under the grips there is a stamp looks as if maybe a "vp" possibly a "vf"
     
  7. CallahanArms

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    I added what i see the cylinder has an ELC in a crest like circle and there are no other marks that i can find
     
  8. Wiebelhaus

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    Look at that handle though, that's a Uberti handle man.
     
  9. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    That's quite possible.
     
  10. Wiebelhaus

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    It may very well be some custom job using some Uberti parts or as a base?
     
  11. CallahanArms

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    I do not think it is an Uberti due to how the break action works.

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  12. Wiebelhaus

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    Look at this as well, that's a cylinder from Uberti.

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  13. mountainman13

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    I'm thinking its a refurbished original. Which would explain changed grips. If they aren't the originals.
     
  14. Wiebelhaus

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    What's the latch look like on the other side?

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  15. Wiebelhaus

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    Here's one with the top latch style:

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  16. CallahanArms

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    I was told by the man.that brought it to me that it is a s&w model 3 .44 Russian. I hate to tell him but i cannot find anything on it to make it seem to be s&w. Most of them have a whole in the trigger which this one does not.
     
  17. Wiebelhaus

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    Looks just like one though lol.
     
  18. CallahanArms

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  19. Wiebelhaus

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    Here's a Russian that look just like yours at the break?

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    Has that same knob.
     
  20. CallahanArms

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    The break does but there is no swivel on the bottom of the grip