.22 one shot belgium pistol

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by rommyjaime, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. rommyjaime

    rommyjaime New Member

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    Jul 15, 2011
  2. hrf

    hrf Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Welcome to the forum James.

    It's a Flobert type, for indoor target practice with low powered "BB Cap" ammo that uses only the primer to drive the bullet. The only "breech block" is the massive hammer that directly strikes the cartridge. Describe how it malfunctions, as the mechanism is simple and the trigger is obviously there. Even if repaired, do NOT fire it with regular .22 ammo.

    Here's a bit about the inventor, but if marked only with the Liege proofmark, yours is one of the multitude of copies made in Belgium: http://www.littlegun.info/arme francaise/artisans e f g h i j/a flobert gb.htm
     
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  3. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    That pistol is a true Flobert, with only the heavy hammer serving to contain the pressure of firing. I second hrf's caution not to fire the gun with any regular .22 ammo.

    It seems fairly well made but appears to have a chipped stock and the rear sight is missing. The maker is unknown and long gone; no parts are available. Value would be around $150 as a curio.

    Jim
     
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