Trying to find out the model of this gun.

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Chris, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Chris

    Chris New Member Supporter

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    It looks similar to a S&W 1905 or so but all it says on it is.

    For .38 Special and S.U. service CTG Serial # 682xxx

    Anyone have any ideas or another way of finding out?
     

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  2. Bob Wright

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    My guess is that its a Ruby, a Spanish made copy of the Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector of 1905. Except for the grips, I found a look-alike on Google, typing in "Ruby Revolver".

    Bob Wright
     
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  3. Chris

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    Thanks, I googled it and found one that was identical in every way except the stamps on it. Is there any way of finding out more info by the proof stamps?
     
  4. Chris

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    They called it an astra firearms from 1908 but there is only one gun that looks like mine when I google that so I don't know how accurate that is.

    EDIT: Pretty sure it is not an Astra since they seemed to have stamped all theres with a logo. It is still probably a spanish model but I still want to know moire about it.
     
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  5. armsmaster270

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    I have a S&W with a Dec 28, 14 Patent date that looks like yours S/N 430847 the only difference is my ejector rod has a larger end.
     
  6. phildenton

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    Interesting, keep us updated. I like research projects.
     
  7. c3shooter

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    Post the proofmarks here. You are not holding the gun close enough to the computer. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Chris

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    Holding it closer now. Pics are downloading from the camera now but taking forever.
     
  9. Chris

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    Here you go. The last one says Eblen Stu???
     

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  10. Chris

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    So I have been researching this this all afternoon and so far I have come up with that it was brought in or sold out of Germany due to the Eblen Greco stuttgart marking. I still have no idea what the other ones are but due to the spellin error on the S.U service instead of U.S leans it more towards a chinese knock off and not a spanish one but I could be totally wrong here.
     
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  12. Chris

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    I also found that the shield with the X and knight on it is Eiber as well. And it is stamped series A.1 which so far I have found to be a 1955 model but that could be wrong.
     
  13. Chris

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    So as of now I will go with it being a 1955 spanish copy sold out of Germany by the Geco guys?

    If anyone else has anything to add please do. I love learning about some of this old stuff.
     
  14. c3shooter

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    Not uncommon for a supplier to outsource production.
     
  15. Chris

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    I am just glad I am getting somewhere with this thing. I have had it for a few years and had no idea and everyone just said it was a S&W but misspellings and no stamp are a dead giveaway.
     
  16. c3shooter

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    Misspellings :confused: You mean like that nice Rollex watch you bought? :p
     
  17. Chris

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    Just like my Rollux.

    It is stamped

    For .38 Special and S.U. service CTG

    And is supposed to say

    For .38 Special and U.S. service CTG
     
  18. c3shooter

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    Made by DGC

    Dyslexic Gun Corporation.
     
  19. Chris

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    Makes perfect sense.