Tiny pistol

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by slomojo, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. slomojo

    slomojo New Member

    2
    Apr 29, 2006
    maine
    I was wondering the make of this little pistol and the worth . I paid $40 for it at a tailgate auction about ten years ago . Thanks !
     

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  2. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    Your gun is most likely Belgian, and is from the "Velo-dog" family of pocket revolvers. The mainspring should be a leaf type spring. Someone has adapted a coil spring mechanism.
    You didn't get hurt for $40, but there is not a lot of collector interest in these.
    Bill
     

  3. Its a pretty cool little well worth your $40 but I really can't narrow you a price down
     
  4. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Hi slomojo.....welcome to TFF. :)

    Bill & SS have pretty much nailed it. These little "watch fob" pistols aren't either very old, or very collectable. I remember these things being advertised for sale for about $10-15 back in the '50's.

    And....obviously, ammunition for them is impossible to find nowadays.
     
  5. IBFrank

    IBFrank New Member

    51
    May 7, 2006
    So. Ohio
    The hammer has a shape resembling the British Webley and they made a small revolver called the "Ric" or something like that. Can't remember seeing one though. Any other markings or cal. stamps?
     
  6. zippo-mania

    zippo-mania New Member

    1
    Jan 19, 2008
    Hi,

    I am looking to buy more of the tiny Belgian pistol revolvers...I prefer those that are 4 inches in size or less...can anyone help me find a source...Thanks! David
     
  7. 72XLT

    72XLT New Member

    7
    Jan 12, 2008
    Got any ammo? looks like it may be a "pin-fire" nice nitch piece, but figure out if it's designed to strike a primer or come down on a pin or shaft sticking out of the top of a casing..
     
  8. wonderwhippet

    wonderwhippet Active Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    It's not a pinfire. If it was, you would see little notches in the rear face of the cylinder for the pins to stick out.
     
  9. lefaucheux 54

    lefaucheux 54 Member

    121
    Sep 16, 2008
    I confirm , it's not a pinfire system but central fire system :D:D
    nice looking and worth more than 40 dollars

    http://lefaucheux.no-ip.info

    LF 54
     
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