Please help identifing this handgun

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by RichR, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. RichR

    RichR New Member

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    I recently found this 22shrt revolver while cleaning out a customers basement.
    It says it's made in germany with a serial # 5562600
    Any information would be appreciated

    Rich
     

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  2. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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  3. DarkFreedom

    DarkFreedom New Member

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    Actually, that looks exactly like my Rohm .22 RG10.
    There is a lot of bad mojo about that gun doing bad things to the shooter and not being able to hit anything beyond 5 feet of the barrel. I have only fired mine once when i bought it (paid $20) and it did just fine. I don't know if I got a good one or if mine is just in better condition than other ones people have issues with, but be careful if you use it.
    As for info about it, it was made in germany up untill the late 70's. Due to their "saturday night special" status and history of failure and cheap construction, they were banned from being imported to the USA back in the early '80's.
    Best thing to do is either have it checked by a good gunsmith before you use it, get rid of it, or keep it but only as a last resourt after u have run another better gun out of ammo. In fact, it might be better just to throw the rohm at your target. ;)
     
  4. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    No gun should be an unwanted gun!!!!

    No gun should every be destroyed!!!!

    Can I get a bailout to save all these poor low end guns?

    Just remember to follow all pertinent laws concerning handguns in your area.
     
  5. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    Actually it looks like a Burgo. Rohm's are pretty decent guns. I bought a Rohm 66 new in 77 and it's had thousands of rounds fired through it. Burgo's on the other hand aren't worth throwing away. I've got one of them too. Double action only with about a 25 lb. trigger pull.
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Remember, RG stands for Real Garbage. Interesting piece to put up and help to collect the dust that might otherwise foul up your expensive A/C filters.

    RG is one of the guns most often associated with the title "Saturday Night Special".
     
  7. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    Spoken like someone that's never shot one let alone owned one.
     
  8. BILLYBOB44

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    Cheap Gun

    Whatever the model=Rohm RG10-RG24 it IS a less than dependable piece. Robo's opinion probably due to the amount he's seen in gun buy-back programs. I don't know the model # in the pict, but have seen several like (Just Like!) it and they are "Last Resort" only. Hawg, If yours is a Rohm 66, it's probably not this model? Right?? On a gun buy-back, it MAY be worth a large extra cheeze pizza.:eek::eek:
     
  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Owned one? No. Shot one. He!! no. I have checked over several RG's and found them to be chronically out of time. Bad enough that they would spit lead out the cylinder gap.

    If you happen to have a good one, more power to you. You can feel free to call me a snob if you wish but would not ever shoot a Lorcin or Jennings either. I have seen too many "accidents" with name brand guns to take a chance on a "cheap" gun. My health and safety is important to me.
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    The RG 66, IIRC, was a single action 22 Mag, and not a real bad gun. However, the RG shown was one of the low end 22 short/ 22LR models. Their reputation was that they made good paperweights. The 1968 Gun Control Act pretty much knocked these out from being imported. Value of one IN GOOD ORDER is about $50.
     
  11. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    My 66 came with LR and magnum cylinders. Actually it's the only .22 pistol I still own. Everything else has came and went.