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Old June 20, 2012, 01:13 AM   #1
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An interesting pocket pistol

A customer brought in a small pocket pistol tonight.

It is a six shot revolver.

The frame is chrome.

The barrel and cylinder are black.

The grips are white plastic and have a block letter B in quotes. The quotes are placed strangely around the B with the left on to the lower left of the B and the right one to the upper right of it.

It is chambered in what appears to be .22 short.

It loads through a gate and there is a guide for the ejector in front of the chamber that indexes to the gate. Apparently, it had an external ejector.

It is in very fine condition with a positive lockup and nearly no wear on the bolt indentations on the cylinder. The chrome is perfect and the black/blue areas are rust free. There are no identifying markings on it. The serial number is on the bottom of the butt. If I had to guess, I would think this was made in the early part of the 20th century, maybe the thirties.

Anyone have any guesses on this one?
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Old June 21, 2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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241 views and not a single guess? I have also posted the description to the NRA National firearms Museum. I'm not used to having a camera on my telephone. I am sorry I didn't get a picture of this thing while I had the chance.

I looked in the firearms trader book but everything listed that starts with a "B" -- Beeman, Bersa, Beretta, and Browning -- all manufacture automatics. None of them has manufactured a revolver that I know of; but I could be wrong.
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Old June 21, 2012, 01:16 AM   #3
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Google Rohm .22 revolver and look at images. Does it look like one of these. I did a search and someone else described this gun as having a B on the grip.
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Old June 21, 2012, 01:25 AM   #4
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Is this your gun? If so its a Rohm RG-10. Check out this thread.

http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=74821

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Old June 21, 2012, 01:37 AM   #5
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That is as close as one could get. The pattern is the same except the cylinder on this one is a swing out while the one I saw was a gate loader.

The cylinder pivot pin was pinned in place and was hollow. I assume that the ejector rod went into the center for storage but that is pure speculation on my part.

When I first saw this picture I was elated but as I read the linked thread I began to dissect the picture and the descriptions given. Why would a Rohm have a "B" on the "ivory" grips?

Also, the posts at the thread indicated that the Rohm has "Germany" or other marks or origin on it whereas this firearm has no markings other than those I referenced. It does not even have the caliber noted.

One thing I forgot to add to the description was that there was a large screw ~3/16-1/4" at the bottom of the grip forward of center. I had told the guy it might be for the mainspring but again that was pure speculation. Taking off the grips was out of the question as they are in perfect condition and I wouldn't have wanted to crack them putting them back on.

Hopefully, he will come back in and let me know if he has found out anything about it. I told him to go to a local pawn and gun shop that likely gets a lot of antiques through there.

If he does come back in, I will be sure to get photos from every angle.
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Old June 21, 2012, 06:26 AM   #6
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Posted in the wrong forum.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/anno...t.php?f=1&a=97

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