More info about Gasser Pistol
My brother recently found a handgun and wanted to know as much about it as he could. We're not sure if the gun is a fake or if it is authentic. I'll tell you what we've been able to find out about the gun so far. It has L. GASSER, WIEN on it which we've found to be Leopold Gasser, however we've found only that Wien is the capitol city of Austria, Gasser did make pistols for the Austrian military. Also he lived near Vienna, so our best guess is that is where the gun was produced. Gasser died in 1871 and I believe he started creating his own guns in 1862. His son took over his business after he died and later became Rast and Gasser. The gun has an apple with an arrow through it. Below the apple S. MARKE is written. From what I've been able to find it stands for Schulz Marke, a german phrase for "trademark." I've been searching around for a few days and cannot find any Gasser gun like this one. The only difference is the hammer falls on the top of the revolving chamber rather than on the back of the chamber. It is a six chamber. It's serial number is 103941. I think that is about all we've been able to come up with. I would be more than excited if someone had any information that could correct or enlighten us. If there were any way we could get a ballpark pricetag on it that would be fantastic.