Re: Somebody could help me to identify old gun belgium ELG
The name Excel has been used by a number of different arms makers. In the U.S. the name was used both by Crescent and Iver Johnson ( neither one made that gun ) However that name with in itself is not going to tell you any thing. These guns were made by by the tens of thousands ( perhaps 100's of thousands ) for for sale with in Europe and in the U S. Many times they were not made by a single maker but rather by a Co-Op. There were dozens of small gun shops in Belgium during this era, none of them large enough to manufacture a very large order by them self. Hence one shop would make the frame, another the barrel and cylinder and yet another would put it all together. Many times there were no marks for an individual maker. In fact it is unusual to find one that is marked with an unidentifiable maker. The caliber looks large, I would guess 12MM. The maker of most of the Belgium will forever remain a mystery. It is just a large Belgium made revolver, odds are that is the only identification you are going to find. Sorry about that.