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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

This Old Gun

This pretty piece belongs to my good friend, ShooterSteve. I thought you nice men and lovely women would like to try and identify its make and caliber.


Above, the small handgun used for size comparison only.




Above, look closely at the hammer. See the pin.



The first person to identify the pistol gets one big 'attagirl' or 'attaboy.'

Have fun.

Stephen

25 comments:

  1. I have no clue, but she's purrtty. Looking forward to finding out.

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    1. Isn't she. I wait with you...thanks, Pretty Girl.

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  2. It's a looker, whatever it is, and seems Peacemaker-esque - but I don't know, either.

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    1. Don't feel bad, my friend. Thanks.

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  3. .44 rimfire? The hammer/pin looks like my 22lr revolver but the loading gate photo shows that's not what it is.

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    1. No, but a good guess, my friend. Thank you.

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  4. Based on Odysseus' guess, Heritage has a Rough Rider .22Lr that is supposed to look like the SA Army.

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    1. Russell, wrong caliber. But thanks for playing along with us.

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  5. Herbert Schmidt Ostheim, german single action pistol? My Grandpa had one a long time ago, it was a .22lr I think.

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    1. Joe, you're half right. Still need a brand name and caliber. As you well know, the German's made handgun for many different 'stores.' Not a .22.

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    2. Hawes .357 or .45 colt, Grandpa said he bought his at Sears.

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    3. Joe, warmer. Correct caliber between the two.

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    1. Sorry, WildChildT. But thank you for playing.

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    1. Warlock, you are very close. Big hint, think old well established sporting goods store. They once upon a time mailed catalogs. Out of business for many years. Thanks, my friend.

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    1. Sorry, Monsoon, but great guess. Nice to have you visit. Don't be a stranger. Thanks.

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  9. I beleive it's a Herter's .357 Cattleman

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    1. Dean, You Win. Attaboy. Thanks.

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    2. Thanks Stephen. Racked my brain for a while and then you mentioned the catalog. My father in law and one of his buddies both had one.

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    3. I knew someone would pick up on the hints...well done, Dean.

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  10. I think I am going to change tactics and start naming random defunct navel oridnance. My odds will improve.

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    1. Might work. Never know. Thanks, Russell.

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