Old .22 revolver

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by dragunovsks, May 28, 2008.

  1. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    I recently acquired a .22 cal six-shot revolver, it's been in the family for years. It's a model TA76, with "ARMIFLLI TANFOGLIO GARDONE, V.T. ITALY", stamped on the left side of the barrel. The cylinder doesn't tilt out to the right to reload, you have to load it one round at a time. Can anyone enlighten me on an approxiamate age of this pistol?
     
  2. fapprez

    fapprez New Member

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    I don't know anything about this pistol. Upon researching it, all I could come up with on the ARMI F. LLI TANFOGLIO ta76 was that it is commonly called the Excam, they went out of business in 1990, and that they are supposedly low quality inexpensive firearms manufactured in Italy. Parts also seem hard to come by as they are not worth repairing. However, I, myself know that money has no bearing on a family heirloom. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Is it possible that it's the same company as Tanfoglio/EAA Witness pistols? Or perhaps it's an earlier incarnation of that company? What do google and the other search engines say? Are they all drawing a blank? I'm curious myself. :confused:
     
  4. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Thanx for the help, actually it does say Excam on the left side of the frame under the cylinder, along with HIALEAH, FLA. I didn't say anything before cause my sks has C.I.A. HURLEY, NY on it. I just figured that's where it was imported to the U.S. You say they went under in 1990, well at least I know it's not any newer than that. It's actually missing the pin that holds the cylinder in, (you can change the cylinder to use .22 mag rounds). I haven't tried to google it or anything yet, I figured I should try this first. I will upload pic of it. For a cheap gun, it shoots pretty good, and load as hell too.
     
  5. vstoltzfus

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    I purchased the same handgun new in the late 70's. It originally came with thin plastic handgrips. 20 some years ago I molded my own handgrips from oak and still find the gun to be a pleasure to shoot, however I do recommend ear protection. As for finding replacement parts, I would reccomend searching the internet or contacting your local gunsmith. The cost of repairing the gun may over-ride the original purchase price, however as a keepsake (especially since the company is no longer in business) would be well worth the small investment you may have to make. Hope this helps you.

    Vince
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Folks that reply to threads from 2008 are required to buy a round of beer for the house. :D
     
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  8. doctherock

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    Hold on fellas, make that a diet Dr pepper for me.
     
  9. masterPsmith

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    I agree. I see a lot of old posts replied to by newer members. It is aggrivating at times.......

    Jim.......
     
  10. lsw1488

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    I have the "ARMIFLLI TANFOGLIO GARDONE, V.T. ITALY", It belonged to my husband's great grandfather he was born in 1886 and came to American around 1900. We believe he bought it with him from Germany. I even have the original holster it came with. When WWW 1 started he took off for Mexico and was never heard from again. That should tell you a little bit about how old the gun is.
     
  11. Hedrin

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    We just want to get in on the fun, Mr. 2011. Hello from Mr. 2015! :pot stirrer:
     
  12. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not only that. There's also the fact that some of the older threads just don't cover the current question at all or well enough. Sometimes old questions still come up and need new answers.

    How many good threads would we lose out on if everyone searched and dug up the old ones, and then never posted a question or reply? FTF would be one boring place if that happened.
     
  13. Hedrin

    Hedrin New Member

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    I blame the "similar threads" links at the bottom of the page. One I see on this page tonight was last responded to in 2008!
     
  14. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    And from time to time, it is worth responding to those threads. Other times, it's best to just read them instead. It's all in the eye of the beer holder. :D

    (Nope. i meant it.)