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Friday, April 6, 2012

This Old Revolver, The Answer

I've made too many suffer.

Don't feel bad as it took me thirty minutes with a magnifying glass and my weapons bible to find the old revolvers origins.

She's an old Armero Especialistas Reunidas or ALFA made in Eibar, Spain. See, many were very close. They began manufacturing handguns in 1920. The trademark was later sold to ALFA PROJ in Brno, Czech Republic.

She has a very low serial number. She's been around and is in very good working condition; the cylinder locks tight and the trigger pull is crisp and I'd judge around six pounds in double action and three with the hammer locked. The bore is black as night and she needs a good cleaning.


Thanks for playing.

Stephen

24 comments:

  1. Why did we guess on a gun only worth a nickle-- the economy?

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    1. I was joking, sweet girl. It's worth, in its present condition, about a hundred dollars...

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    2. 100 not very good either. You joking now. .Feel better? Yes yes. Good grasshopper papason. Do you remember or are you 2 young?

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  2. Looks like a good gun to cough up "as your only weapon" when the guys come around to take up a collection.

    Fun game, you should do this more often.

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    1. Indeed, Matt...see officer, no bullets either. Okay on the game, I'll think about it.

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  3. Ok to cough up. . .But we shouldn't have to!

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    1. True, but take a look at the news out of Alaska and how the BATFE is trying to force local gun shops to 'cough' up their Bound Books - which is against the law.

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    2. This is the link you are looking for
      http://www.ammoland.com/2012/04/03/batfe-violates-the-law-again/#axzz1r4iJ5sDz

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    1. Dear lady, this hasn't been our country in a very long time...sorry. Thanks for the comment.

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  5. Good game there Stephen, you should do that more often.

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    1. I'll try...gotta have a rare piece not easily identifiable to make it interesting. I have a couple of ideas. Thanks, my friend.

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  6. It's a 32-20 caliber? What is that in modern terms a .38 or is it like the .455 British webly round?

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    1. Good question, Corey. Give me some time to search out the ballistic tables.

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  7. I was just about to say that...really....but I could not forkin' pronounce it, much less spell it.....
    (has my nose grown yet?)

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    1. It's a mouthful, isn't it. Nah, your nose is fine. Thanks, my friend.

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  8. Great buy! I'd have to look and compare but I think I have it's twin. I posted it and another a few weeks back with the interesting background on it.

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  9. Great, if you find it, Dean, post a picture. Thanks.

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  10. Wow. That is a beautiful piece. Just a little cleaning and care and keep it in that condition and it is a gem. I can see someone getting hold of that and trying to "refurbish" it and ruining it. Congrats!

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    1. You are correct, my friend, many would destroy it's patina and any collectible value by their silly attempts at refurbishment. Clean and leave alone. Thanks, 45er.

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  11. O.K., so which Colt or S&W is it a knock off of?

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    1. It's a Smith design but not any one specific model...rather the Smith tooling. They only made one knockoff, if my research is correct, the Smith & Wesson number 2. Thanks, my friend.

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