Molgora Model Revolver 199

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  1. CandaceJ

    CandaceJ New Member

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    While going through my father's belongings after he passed away, I found a navy blue box with MMM Mondial, made in Italy listed on it. When I opened it, there was a small gun inside. There were instructions in four languages on how to operate the gun. At the top of the page, it says 'Molgora Modesto, Revolver Mod. 999 - 99X-199 - 1038'. The gun itself, there is the MMM - Mondial logo, MOD 199, Cal. 22. On the other side of the gun, there is a 'star inside a circle' and 'Made In Italy, Brevettata'. It shoots 6mm bullets. Can anyone tell me what kind of gun is this and what the value of it may be. :D
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  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Candace - First of all, allow me to welcome you to TFF. I did some searching and did not find much information on this pistol. What information I did find points to it being an Italian shooting gallery airgun. I'm not saying that is what it is, but that is the only information I can find about MMM Mondial Molgora Pistola. If this is so, it is probably only worth something to you, as a keepsake from your Father.
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    I believe, but I've been wrong before ( I know folks , that's hard to believe ) the you have a blank firing firearm firing either the 20 ro 22 caliber blank cartridge. I believe the 20 caliber ( 6MM ) was the European standard and very difficult to find in the US.
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    If it's a blank gun, it should have a smoothbore barrel, and (maybe) an obstruction of some kind in the barrel, to prevent firing real ammo.
  5. CandaceJ

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    Thanks to you all answering the questions. It does have a smooth barrel and there is an obstruction at the end of the barrel inside it. So I am assuming that it is just basically a 'blank' gun. Can I buy the 6mm or Cal. 22 bullets anywhere. I could use it at volunteer events when they are doing the track races, etc.....
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    .22 blanks are common, if it takes the European smaller blanks you may have problems
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    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    It says, "Cal .22", so it should take 22 blanks. Do a google on "starter gun blanks", and you'll get a long list. They run about 5 or 6 dollars a tin of 100.
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