Re: Need Help Identifying Old Handgun
That kinda reminds me of a gun I was told about many years back. This feller I knew told me that he was a Green Beret in the early parts of Viet Nam, when they were basically all working for the CIA. He said that he was issued a "hit gun", which was a 20 gauge shotgun that looked like a Browning 9mm. You do your assassination, then put the thing back in your holster. Folks is lookin' for some guy with a shotgun, and you are walking around with a pistol. Then, later, you dump it in the river. He said he never dumped it. So I said, "Okaaaaay."
I supposed he suspected that I did not believe the story, so he brought it in the next day. Break open 20 gauge single shot shotgun, 5 inch barrel, and the back end of it was made out of stamped steel, and looked like the butt of a Browning P35 HiPower. Very cool. I bet it kicked like a sumbich.
So, as I said, this reminds me of it. I'm wonderin' if there is riflin' in that barrel, of if this might be a 410 shotgun that looks like a pistol. Firing pin makes it look like a rimfire, though.