View Full Version : Can anyone help identify this gun ? HELP

September 14, 2010, 10:00 PM
I have a very old gun double barrel 2 hammers 2 triggers.

Possibly from Belgium ? FDC is stamped on receiver under hammers.

hand carved wood grips 410 or 45 ACP. Can anyone help me ?

thanks in advance for a new guy here.


Bill DeShivs
September 14, 2010, 11:51 PM
I can guarantee that it is NOT .45 ACP or .410!
It's a typical European (probably Belgium) double barreled pistol from around 1900.

September 15, 2010, 02:47 AM
Shotgun? haha sweeeet

September 15, 2010, 04:24 AM
Your gun was made about 100 years ago by ‘Francois Dumoulin & C°’ (FDC) in Liege, Belgium, one of many artisanal gunmakers in that region at that time.

This type of double barreled pistols was referred to as ‘arme éccosaise’ (sc ottisch gun) although later they became known as ‘pistolet brésilien’ (Brazilian pistol) because Brazil was the main export destination for this kind of gun. The gun was made in a variety of calibers depending on customers wishes.

September 15, 2010, 07:24 AM
Unusual placement of the Belgian proof mark on the locking lever.

James K
September 16, 2010, 11:50 AM
ZEN.45 is correct; those were inexpensive guns, made primarily for export.

It is my understanding that for years, Brazil has had a law restricting guns that can be sold to the native peoples to two shots, which would explain the vast numbers of those double handguns made and sold in that country. If I am incorrect, I hope someone will correct me, but that has been my understanding.


September 17, 2010, 03:44 PM
Thank you guys for your wisdom on this. What is it worth ???

Also what do you think of the gsg-5 22,s ??

Thanks robert

September 17, 2010, 03:47 PM

September 17, 2010, 03:49 PM
Thank you guys for your wisdom on this. What is it worth ???

Also what do you think of the gsg-5 22,s ??

OWWWW!!!!! My Neck! ^^^^^ (Thread whiplash)

September 27, 2010, 07:29 PM
:btt what is it worth >???


September 27, 2010, 11:22 PM
Well, it is cruddie, the grips for some reason don't fit right, buggered up screw heads and if it has rifled barrels it is probably an obsolete round such as the 12 MM. As a curio or wall hanger I think 75 to 125 would be right. Anyone else want to chime in?

September 28, 2010, 03:09 AM
Also known as a "garrucha."