What revolver is this; manufacturer & history?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by glljansen, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. glljansen

    glljansen New Member

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    A chambre for only 3 bullits; the wooden grip is new and not original.
     

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  2. mountainman13

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    Where did you get that? I am clearly missing a connection that some of you guys have. I'm thinking it will likely be a shame that the grips have been replaced. Can't wait to learn more.
     

  3. silverado113

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    You can find some older weapons early on in estate sales and garage sales believe it or not.
     
  4. mountainman13

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    Yeah I'll do some checking into that. I think a big part of my problem is location. I'm in ma.
    I keep a close eye on the local auction houses and they occasionally come up with stocks and parts and accessories but never guns.
     
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  5. silverado113

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    Yeah you are definitely not in one of the friendliest gun states. Don't know your state laws but there may be a law against selling at estate/garage sales. Most auction houses don't have an FFL which is why they can't sell firearms. I know a lot of dealers will get contacted to buy a lot of guns from estates where the beneficiaries don't want anything to do with them.
     
  6. mountainman13

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they can't even sell antiques.
     
  7. Durangokid

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    That is a home made pistol. The rear and front sights will put it some where in the late 1950s maybe later. The barrel has been cut from a rifle. The "Dragoon" trigger guard ala Ruger Super Hawk. Many pistols were made in school shops back in the 50s. I suspect this is one. This type of firearm will not have a name or Ser# it is contraban under Federal Law. You can surrender it or throw in the river.:eek:
     
  8. hiwall

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    I have to agree with Durangokid about it being home made. I would certainly not shoot it. Home-made guns like this are legal they are just not supposed to be sold.
     
  9. Durangokid

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    Home made firearms are not legal. They are legal if you describe to the BATF what you intend to make. If the BATF approves the project you will recieve a number which will be stamped in a BATF prescribed manner. This firearm may not be sold or transfered. Firearms of this type without BATF documents are contriband. This gun has been transfered already. This pistol is contriband.:eek:
     
  10. c3shooter

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    Cannot see the detail on that one (need more pixels, in focus) There have been single shot "revolvers"- The Savage Model 101 looked a bit like that one. Are there any marlings on the gun?

    savage 101.jpg
     
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  11. hiwall

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    Durangokid, I respectively disagree. You can make as many guns as you want for yourself as long as they are not full-autos other guns of that class. At least on the federal level, local or state laws could be different.
     
  12. glljansen

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    No markings on the gun at all.
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Durango, Hiwall is correct on this. i have researched it several times myself. at this time it is legal to manufacture your own firearm as long as it's a legal to own firearm. no fully auto, no SBR or SBS, or any other illegal to own firearms. a serial number isn't required but is recommended. another point is that they cannot be made for to sell, private ownership only.

    in other words, if you wanted to make your own bolt action rifle and had the materials and equipment to do so, it's completely legal. all it has to be is legal, same as what you would be able to buy any day in a gun store.

    there are several makers of frames that are called 80% frames for different rifles and pistols, the AR and the 1911's come to mind quickly on this, and they can be bought without going through an FFL, because even BATF doesn't consider them to be firearms. if you have the knowledge and the equipment, you can do the finish machine work and turm them into a working firearm. they have no serial numbers and you can put any serial number you want to on them. but just like a handmade firearms, they cannot be sold and are for private ownership only.
     
  14. Viking

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    That reminds me of the old Ruger Hawkeye .256 mag single shot, only the Hawkeye had a breach block that released to the left and the round was chambered in the barrel. Who knows what you have as over the years there was a number of limited manufacture "strange" firearms. I happen to see a few in a Bremerton, Washington gun shop when I was about 16. One pistol was a Jetfire that shot rocket cartridges and the other fired plastic three sided, (rounded sides) cartridges. Neither lasted all that long, the Hawkeye lasted the longest but just didn't have a niche to fill in the market that the Thompson Contender couldn't take care of, anyway I suspect that the Hawkeye is now just a collectors item. I doubt that ammo is even available so if anyone did any shooting it would have to be case reformed .357 Mag cases. Let us know if you find out what it is. Is it chambered for .22 WMR?
     
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  15. c3shooter

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    Viking- that was a Gyrojet rocket pistol

    gyrojet.jpg
    and a Dardick Automatic Revolver
    dardick.jpg

    Yes, there is some WEIRD stuff out there
     
  16. Durangokid

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    Thx guys I misunderstood that part of the law. But how can someone sell this firearm? This OP bought this firearm. I continue to believe that this is an illegal firearm.:)
     
  17. glljansen

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    My friend has been using it on the stand; I will ask him what amo.
     
  18. phildenton

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    durangokid, yeah i dont know what to make of it as they are not supposed to be sold. Honestly, if i were the op, i would seek a good lawyer knowledgable in firearms laws.
     
  19. Viking

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    That's right, I just couldn't remember the Gyrojet name and I knew jet was in the name but I can picture in my mind what the cartridge looked like.
     
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  20. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    from what i gather from what i read about the law, you can't sell it, but you can gift it to someone. now whether it belonged to the seller or was given to hem and then he sold it, is where it could be a grey area. i don't know what law would apply here.