Can anyone ID this rifle for me?


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firearms_instructor
April 8, 2005, 02:03 AM
This is a single-shot, breech-loading .22 with a heavy octagonal barrel. The only markings I could find are a small Y with a star above it, the letters E L G with a star inside an oval. Any info would be greatly appreciated, including what it's worth. Thanks!

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Jagermeister
April 8, 2005, 04:47 AM
The E L G would indicate it as Belgium proof marked. Don't know who made it.

JM

Jim Watson
April 8, 2005, 10:24 AM
Correct, ELG (star) is a Belgian proof mark. Y (star) is the inspector's mark.

The rifle is a Flobert, probably the simplest breechloader ever made, turned out in vast numbers from the 1850s through the 1920s by a number of manufacturers. Few of whom cared to identify themselves on a dollar gun. It is NOT very strong, even for the BB, CB, and black powder Shorts it was made for and I would not shoot it.

firearms_instructor
April 8, 2005, 10:49 AM
Great, thanks! Any idea what it might be worth?

lwsimon
April 9, 2005, 08:59 AM
I'll give you twice what it cost new. :)

logical
April 9, 2005, 09:03 AM
I have one just about like it. I was told it is a Flobert also. Never shot it...I was told to use .22 long (not long rifle).

As best as I can tell based on people I've had look at it, books and auctions I've looked at..it is a $100 gun.

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