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Old November 9, 2012, 04:12 AM   #1
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I have an unknown octagon barrel here

No markings of any king. Another of grandpa's guns.

Any insight on this I don't even know where to begin.

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Old November 9, 2012, 07:27 AM   #2
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Belgian origins I'm pretty sure. Nagant family of double actions. As to specifics... not up to speed nor do I have me books at work to look up more info. Just going from memory.

ETA LINK
http://ww2.rediscov.com/spring/VFPCG...TABASE=objects,

It does sort of resemble the photo in the link does it not? Model 1878
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Old November 9, 2012, 01:42 PM   #3
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Very interesting. Good find, cylinder looks totally different though. Different caliber maybe? Other then that they look identical to me.

Is this a valuable gun? Is it a collectors piece? Its in rough shape, not even shootable as far as I am concerned.
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Old November 9, 2012, 01:44 PM   #4
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On second thought look how the cylinder contacts the barrel. The style is completely different. Maybe same manufacture but different models?
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Old November 9, 2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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The cylinder arbor (the part the cylinder rotates on) seems to be either missing or broken off.

The gun is a general type of European revolver of the c. 1870-1900 era. I am pretty sure it was made in Belgium and if you look closely at the back of the cylinder you might find an oval with the letters E L G, the Liege proofmark.

Those guns are fairly common, even in the U.S. and are of little value, perhaps $200 tops if in excellent condition and working properly (which they rarely are).

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Old November 9, 2012, 02:09 PM   #6
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Hmm okay thanks
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Old November 10, 2012, 10:20 AM   #7
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This gun looks to be of the Lefaucheux design. A little bit later than Civil War era as the cylinder doesn't seem to be the pin fire cartridge type.
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Old November 10, 2012, 07:06 PM   #8
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A nameless open top centerfire, one evolutionary step beyond the pinfires.

It is similar but not identical to a Gasser 1870 Austro-Hungarian infantry officer's revolver.
Maybe a Belgian or if not proofmarked, Spanish copy of the Gasser.
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Old November 13, 2012, 03:00 PM   #9
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WHAT

Jim, above, said.
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