Originally Posted by hrf
Jack, don't worry about him firing it, as it's a Warnant system "flobert" type that's missing the hinged breechblock:
This was a weak point, and the arms of the block often cracked at the screw holes, especially if someone tried regular .22 ammo.
A 1915 gunsmith's parts catalog listed unfinished warnant breechblocks @ $8 a dozen!:
arh missing a bit , yes i see now
cheers , i thought flobert but the breech was short ..
maybe a rook ?
nope thats wrong too , i was stumped hahahahahaha
cheers the brain dont switch on till the second coffee some days