The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Harley Nolden Memorial Institute for Firearms Research

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 5, 2010, 09:19 AM   #1
terrybea
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 29, 2006
Posts: 2
Please Help Me Identify This Rifle

Please help me identify this old 22 short single shot rifle, who made it? Youth length stock, round 16 inch barrel. I have attempted to attach 3 photos.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Antique 22 Rifle 1 Annotated.jpg (10.0 KB, 135 views)
File Type: jpg Antique 22 Rifle 2.jpg (16.7 KB, 98 views)
File Type: jpg Antique 22 Rifle 3.jpg (138.6 KB, 74 views)
terrybea is offline  
Old July 5, 2010, 10:01 AM   #2
Hawg Haggen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 8, 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 11,642
I don't know who made it but it's a parlor rifle made to shoot either bb caps or 6mm rimfire. If a .22 is too loose it's a 6mm. Do not try to shoot full power shorts in it.
Hawg Haggen is offline  
Old July 5, 2010, 11:55 AM   #3
terrybea
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 29, 2006
Posts: 2
22 Rifle

Thanks! A 22 short dummy round will chamber, but I would probably not fire the rifle anyway, just would like to know who made it.
terrybea is offline  
Old July 5, 2010, 01:54 PM   #4
James K
Staff
 
Join Date: March 17, 1999
Posts: 19,127
It is probably not American, with Belgian being a good guess. Check the barrel and breech for proof marks; if you see something that looks like a scrolled "L" or an oval with E L G in it, it is Belgian.

Maker? In the old days, many makers of inexpensive guns did not mark the guns with their names. In Europe, the guns were often the work of several small shops but in any case, no one cared and metal stamps cost money. (A comment could be made on the quality of a product the maker does not want his name associated with.)

Around 1890-1910 those guns sold here and in Europe for around $2-4 or the equivalent. They are sometimes called "Flobert" guns, but there are many variations and modifications of the original Flobert design, whose main feature was the use of a heavy hammer as a breechblock.

Value today? Probably $50 or so as a novelty. I strongly recommend against firing with any modern ammunition.

Jim
__________________
Jim K
James K is offline  
Old July 5, 2010, 02:35 PM   #5
Hawg Haggen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 8, 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 11,642
Quote:
I strongly recommend against firing with any modern ammunition
No, the actions cant handle it. They weren't even designed for bp loads.
Hawg Haggen is offline  
Reply

Tags
antique , rifle , rimfire

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06971 seconds with 8 queries