View Full Version : .22 one shot belgium pistol
07-15-2011, 11:53 AM
I came across few years back with a .22 single shot pistol, has the engraving ELG, as far as I can research on it, is Belgium made. somebody removed the trigger mechanism. Looks like a fun pistol to shot, where I can find info and parts for it.
Welcome to the forum James.
It's a Flobert type, for indoor target practice with low powered "BB Cap" ammo that uses only the primer to drive the bullet. The only "breech block" is the massive hammer that directly strikes the cartridge. Describe how it malfunctions, as the mechanism is simple and the trigger is obviously there. Even if repaired, do NOT fire it with regular .22 ammo.
Here's a bit about the inventor, but if marked only with the Liege proofmark, yours is one of the multitude of copies made in Belgium: http://www.littlegun.info/arme%20francaise/artisans%20e%20f%20g%20h%20i%20j/a%20flobert%20gb.htm
07-15-2011, 01:42 PM
That pistol is a true Flobert, with only the heavy hammer serving to contain the pressure of firing. I second hrf's caution not to fire the gun with any regular .22 ammo.
It seems fairly well made but appears to have a chipped stock and the rear sight is missing. The maker is unknown and long gone; no parts are available. Value would be around $150 as a curio.
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