hello all, i`m Jerome from the Netherlands, collecting all kind of antique weapons, and bought a 7mm pinfire revolver concealed in a book last week. the labels say its from a English manufacture in London, does anyone recognize or can anyone help me find the makers of the book / gun? and maybe give me a year?
Neat idea and nice photos. I don’t know anything about pistols, apart from owning a pair of Egg’s best duelling pistols which predate yours by a few decades. Are there no marks on the gun itself? It doesn’t shout quality – more grimly functional I would think
I apologise for the late response (VERY late!), to this subject. I suppose that though the gun will be of very little financial value, the point is that someone went to the trouble that they did, hollowed out a book, and just to hide a pistol! Excellent, and even more astonishing is the trouble that someone went to, to disguise their apparent activities. Therein lays the value, I’d suggest!
The gun is correctly described as a pin-fire, and is probably of Belgium manufacture, unless there’s a makers name to contradict that. The gun with its attendant casing, becomes of interest!
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