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Old March 12, 2007, 11:17 PM   #1
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German maybe ??

A friend wants to know for his mother what a certain revolvers origin is.
Maybe you could help, it looks like a .32 caliber to me, on top of the barrel on line 1 it says FD Grotheu Sohn, next line Stendal. Its a 6-shot revolver, with a flip up chrome looking trigger..

Got any clues ??

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Old March 13, 2007, 04:31 PM   #2
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Stendal is a city in Saxony-Anhalt state, central Germany. It lies along the Uchte River, north of Magdeburg.

The name may be the maker or the retailer. If the gun has a folding trigger it is probably one of the hundreds of thousands of small pocket revolvers made in Europe in the 1890-1920 period. Some were chambered for the .25 and .32 ACP cartridges, but others were made for long-obsolete cartridges.

Value in general is not high, those guns being considered more as curiosities than as collectors items in this country.

A picture would help and might help in gaining further information.

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