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Old June 6, 2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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How about an RG3?

Rohm RG3. A semi auto, DAO .22 blank pistol bought in the early '50s, probably in Germany.

Any other info out there?
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Old June 7, 2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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Rohm Gesellschaft (RG) first made blank pistols and then used the same techniques (and materials) to make a series of cheap revolvers, primarily for export to the U.S., in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Derided as "Saturday night specials" (a term with racist implications) most were banned from import under the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA '68).

The blank pistols fire a 4mm blank cartridge; I am not sure if the cartridges are available any more, but a Google search might locate some. Frankly, I consider those guns at best novelties and would not fire one with anything. They sold for around $10 and essentially have no value today. Most gun shops won't sell them or take them in trade.

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Old June 7, 2013, 06:17 PM   #3
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Makes the Jennings line look like a Wilson Custom Combat in comparison!
"Classic over Plastic"
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Old June 7, 2013, 07:57 PM   #4
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Save it for a "Gun Buy Back." Maybe get $50 for it.
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