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Old July 29, 2017, 10:20 AM   #1
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Help identifying this single-shot?

The Mgr. at my local P.O. ran out to meet me as I was picking up mail earlier this week, asked my help in identifying this pistol. He's had it for a long time, no idea of what it is. I have not personally seen /handled it.

Apparently, picked up in a barn during a clean-out- and since I'm basically clueless on older pistols figured I'd post it up here for those with some expertise in this area. Appears to be a small centerfire cartridge (small f/p visible center), maybe .32 acp?

In any case, sorry about the lousy quality of the pics, they are "phone on phone"... I could post them larger if it would help, but didn't want to eat up the bandwidth with huge pics.







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Old July 29, 2017, 10:58 AM   #2
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It looks homemade.
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Old July 29, 2017, 11:00 AM   #3
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^^^
My first inclination as well, but given there's been some pretty rough stuff manufactured in the past...
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Old July 29, 2017, 11:02 AM   #4
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Any markings on it?
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Old July 29, 2017, 01:57 PM   #5
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He told me no, but he may not have looked thoroughly.
Probably should tell him to hand it off to me to look over and do some light rust clean up.
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Old July 29, 2017, 06:12 PM   #6
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Do I have to say don't shoot it...or would that be a " Captain Obvious" remark.
The first thing I thought of was homemade or foreign cottage industry .
It looks like one of the the crude single shots made in India , in the little backstreet cottage industry gun shops there . Very rough, very crude and no testing for safety.
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Old July 29, 2017, 09:13 PM   #7
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I doubt it is the product of a foreign cottage industry; those folks usually turned out copies of quality guns since their customers know what the originals look like. That gun looks like it might have started out as a single shot rifle and been "customized" into a handgun of sorts in someone's basement.

I suspect someone might have come across the gun, perhaps the barn cleanout is as good a story as any, and turned it into the P.O. as the only "gummint" agency they knew about. It appears to be a handgun made from a rifle and if so, it would be illegal, but I can't see it at the top of BATFE's wanted list. (A good reason, though, for the OP to get un-involved and not take possession of it.)

The Postmaster could do his intra-agency good deed and turn it in to the postal inspectors or BATFE; make their day and eliminate violent crime in the U.S.

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Old August 10, 2017, 10:45 PM   #8
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looks like a 404 jefrey is made in to the barrel lol
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Old August 10, 2017, 11:17 PM   #9
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That gun is home made. It was never a rifle. Just look at it.
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