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Replay13
January 6, 2011, 01:35 AM
Hi,
A friend of mine picked this up from a guy and he would like to know what it is and what its worth. I didn't find any name on it. It is small, about 4 or 5 inches total length and the caliber is about like a .22
Thanks for any help,
James
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t68/Replay13/Pistol1.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t68/Replay13/Pistol2.jpg

Sarge
January 6, 2011, 02:25 AM
Flobert parlor pistol, if I'm not mistaken. Wouldn't hazard a guess as to market value.

http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?p=480731

mapsjanhere
January 6, 2011, 08:38 AM
And please tell your friend - even if you can cram a 22 lr cartridge in the gun, it's not designed for it. The 6 mm Flobert was less powerfull than a 22 short, and the gun cannot handle a 22 lr's pressure.

Rifleman1776
January 6, 2011, 09:07 AM
I think it was designed for something like the CB cap. Still, a collectors item, don't shoot.

RJay
January 6, 2011, 06:44 PM
It is indeed designed for a low power Flobert cartridge ( there were several calibers ), value is in the lower half of a hundred dollars.

bsheets20061
January 6, 2011, 07:20 PM
Nice though maybe not woth alot but a deffinate conversation and history piece

Replay13
January 7, 2011, 01:39 AM
Thanks everyone!

HisSoldier
January 9, 2011, 09:32 PM
I didn't know that my new little toy was a copy of an actual old gun!
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=419335

I've chronographed over 800 FPS using a lead BB with patch and 209 primers, it will go through 3/8" plywood. It's rifled, which, considering that there is no rear sight, seems a waste of effort to me. In addition, using a carefully held rest and a notch in the swivel plate for a rear sight it's far from making what I'd call groups.

BTW, for anyone who has one of the Pedersoli's, the secret is in removing the bleed insert just forward of the chamber, it has a hole about .015" in diameter (Guessing) and with that in place the BB's barely made it across the room.