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Old September 4, 2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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help me identify .22

I recieved this .22 when my grand father pasted away and wanted to know what it is, what its worth, and the name of the loading actuon, thank you!

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Old September 4, 2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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It is often referred to as a Flobert, but there were many makers who made rifles of that style, copies of the rimfire parlor rifles made by the Flobert company in France during the late 1800s-early 1900s. It may not even be a 22, it might be a 6mm Flobert. Don't try to fire it until you find out what you have.
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Old September 4, 2012, 01:50 PM   #3
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I can't see the pic but if it is a .22 parlor rifle do not try to shoot anything but cb caps in it.
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Old September 6, 2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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I agree on the 6 mm Flobert - under no circumstances shoot 22 lr from it. Probably Belgian, check for an oval with ELG in it.
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Old September 7, 2012, 08:44 AM   #5
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While often referred to as a "Flobert", Flobert hammers acted as the breechblock, when the hammer was dropped/fired.

Your rifle, made by whomever (there may be proofmarks stamped in the metaL under the stock), is based on what's called the "Warnant" action - with the hinged breechblock much like a Trapdoor rifle.

IIRC, they were made in Belgium (mostly), around the turn of the 20th Century (1900), to serve as "parlor rifles" in some circumstances.

Since they're curios that shouldn't be fired, most that aren't tomato stakes generally change hands in the $125 range, AFAIK.

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Old September 9, 2012, 05:16 PM   #6
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That thing is every kind of cool. Too bad it ain't a shooter.
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