View Full Version : Anyone know what this pistol is and what its worth? Pictures

January 6, 2011, 01:35 AM
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,

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


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.

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

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.

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

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

January 9, 2011, 09:32 PM
I didn't know that my new little toy was a copy of an actual old gun!

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.