pocket revolver

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Zigzag2, Feb 25, 2003.

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    jbbooks
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    (11/25/02 10:03:35 pm)
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    I took a little Spanish made pocket revolver in trade recently, and wonder if anyone has any ideas as to it's value. It's a .32 short, has a 3" bbl., nickel finish. Oh, it's a 5 shooter, top break. The only mfr. mark is a small oval with "Spain" inside it, located on the rt. side of the frame.
    The cylinder spins freely unless the trigger is pulled.

    Xracer
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    (11/26/02 8:50:47 am)
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    Sounds like a typical "Saturday Night Special" (or "Suicide Special").....these were very cheap handguns made in the millions from about 1880 to 1930, in Spain, Belgium, and the U.S.

    As pistols, they make very nice paperweights......and are worth just about that.

    Bob In St Louis
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    (11/26/02 1:58:21 pm)
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    There were a lot of these made with no maker's name on them, and sold to various suppliers to be sold as "in house" brand guns from retail chains such as Sears, etc. Most of the top break types were pre-WWI, although some were also made after WWI. The major emphasis post WWI was towards the copies of Colt and S&W swing out cylinders.
    Crusty Cruffler of Fine Spanish Pistols - Eibar Rules!