Re: Belgium Top Break 44 Win
I have a gun like the model you are speaking of. This one appears to have a two digit number, possibly 31 on the left side (same side as BELGIUM) and a much larger number 18 stamped on the right side (same side as the 'crown over R' and 'star over A' marks). The number 67 is stamped behind the trigger. Unfortunately, the grips are gone. But that reveals the letters JD stamped in two different fonts. There also appears to be a small globby weld on the top of the barrel near the cylinder. To the naked eye, no cracks are evident. On the ring at the end of the grip, it looks like there are seven notches hammered in randomly.
Does anyone know how many of these may have survived? This one is gummy and loose, clearly not a shooter. But the top break design is interesting and the inside diameter of the barrel is imposing. It was exciting to read your post concerning the revolver's history, Bill. It would be nice to find grips.