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Help identifying old black powder revolver

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by tnagaway, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. tnagaway

    tnagaway New Member

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    Hi there

    A friend recently acquired this piece but he has no idea about origin / make / value etc ...

    Any help would be greatly appreciated .

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  2. tnagaway

    tnagaway New Member

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    The only markings on it are GFC with a crown on top of the three letters
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    Correction, doesn't seem to be black powder !

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  4. jack404

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    Crown over GFC is Julius Posselt and is famous for his later early use of Bakelite in early P38 handles (grips)

    from the official marks book

    he never made black powder weapons though early cartridges and even pinfires listed ( no pic's sorry) but all cartridge guns
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    and i should have looked before posting

    correct not black powder ..

    so i'd guess you have a Czech made early Posselt
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  6. tnagaway

    tnagaway New Member

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    Many thanks Jack404 ... any idea about model number, date of manufacture ?
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    Could well have fired BP cartridges.....
  8. jack404

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    tnagaway , sorry no i have a few books on markings from europe but thats pretty much ALL they talk about euro guns is a speciality beyond my knowledge , i get one or two occasionally but thats it

    wish i could help more

    could be BP cartridge but dont have enough info to say

    again marks and proofs are all registered many makes and models of gun are not
  9. Jim K

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    It appears to be a Galand military revolver. Most were made in Belgium, though they were made elsewhere. Many of those made in Belgium were marked "Galand/Paris". Look for an oval with the letters E L G in it; that would be the Belgian proofmark.

    Take a look here and look at the Model 1872 military revolver.

    http://littlegun.be/arme belge/artisans identifies g/a galand gb.htm

    Jim
  10. Max Donovan

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    It is a first model Galand, identified by the nearly-vertical grip. Do you need for me to post details?
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