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Need help identifying This revolver

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by wolfwistle, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. wolfwistle

    wolfwistle lebanon Member

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    This is a father of a friends revolver ,There is no name that he has found and only has this trade mark. He told me the caliber but I forgot it was very odd caliber ....Help. julie.png ShootingwithJulie009.jpg
     
  2. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    That latch and side plate look like the work of Colt, the grips look like S&W. I'd guess it was made in the early 1900's, probably pre WWII. I don't know what it is off the top of my head. Somebody here will recognize it I'm sure.
     
  3. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Isidro Gaztanaga of Eibar Spain Trademark. Early 20th century copy "in the style of" a Colt double action.
    Quality can run from potential hand grenade to OK shootable. Darned little collector interest or value.

    Caliber----It doesn't say ANYTHING on the barrel? Take it to a good gunsmith and he can figure
    it out. Wouldn't surprise me if it was either 32-20 or 38 special.
     
  4. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    It looks like a Colt Police Positive. IIRC they were chambered in .38 S&W, .32 Long and .38 Special.
     
  5. wolfwistle

    wolfwistle lebanon Member

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    Billm I think your right about the 32-20 but I can't find anything on Isidro Gaztanaga of Eibar Spain , anyone have any links or other advice?
     
  6. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Try a search for Gaztanaga or Gaztanaga Eibar. They changed names a couple of times, but were in the arms business from around the
    turn of the century until the 30's at least. One of the MANY Spanish makers of "RUBY" pistols.