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Old February 11, 2009, 12:42 PM   #2
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That gun is typical of the type that used to be called Saturday Night Specials. It was a popular design around the turn of the 19th century (into the 20th century) and it was a type that was made cheap, fast and in large numbers by all sorts of small gun manufacturing companies.

I really doubt that it would be clad in gold, though, and suspect it is some other sort of metallic coating. It would be the same as gold-plating a fender washer for a regular Ford Taurus, no real sense in it. The fact that there is no name of manufacturer or serial number showing lends more credence to it being something of a Saturday Night Special.

More for looks now than actual use.

If in doubt though about the metal cladding, take it to a jewelers for their advice.

Here is a website showing some similar guns.

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