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Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Falterturm, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Falterturm

    Falterturm New Member

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    Hi all, I'm a life- long gun owner and shooting enthusiast. I have collected since I was a kid, and have owned many unusual pieces, but this one has me stumped. Found it in the bottom of a tool box at an estate sale.

    It's a single shot .22, finish and fit is pretty low- grade. The cross hatching on the ejector button, break release, hammer etc. looks like it was done with a file by hand. No markings, no serial number, and I've had it completely apart. Anyone have an idea of a likely manufacturer?


    Thanks for your thoughts in advance.

    Eric

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  2. carver

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    Welcome to the forum! I don't know squat about the gun, might be home made for all I know. But, someone with knowledge will be along soon to maybe help you out with this one.
  3. hrf

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    Workmanship's too nice for a handmade souvenir from a third world country, and my guess is it's a handyman special by someone with access to a machine shop.

    Is the barrel rifled?
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  4. Gabob

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    That was my thinking also
  5. Falterturm

    Falterturm New Member

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    Yep, the barrel is rifled, and the rear site slit looks like it was hand filed into the breach also.
  6. wonderwhippet

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    Possibly an example from te Khyber pass gjn makers.
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    Welcome to the site from across the pond, Eric;
    It is a great place to chat; the people here really care about each other and like to help each other whatever way they can. Enjoy. But beware--TFF can become addicting.

    As for the gun...others may have ideas.
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    I think it is a very nice example of what can be done by a talented machinist, not nearly on the level of of rhmc's work , but I like it and I wonder, is it accurate?
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    Welcome to The Firearms Forum.
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    can i make a suggestion ?

    i think this is a copy of a frank De hass target pistol

    he published a book of gun designs and i think this is someones effort to make one
  11. Falterturm

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    The pistol is suprisingly accurate; I shoot it in my basement range at 10 meters and it groups well. The ejector spring almost projects the hot brass at muzzle velocity LOL. I aim for open collars on range mates.
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    looks like a great find.. no idea what it is, but looks familiar ???
    will look more in some of my old paper mess.
    enjoy it , should be a great conversation starter at the range.
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