Arminius .357 Magnum


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alabamalady773
October 8, 2007, 07:15 PM
I have an Arminius .357 magnum. I am wanting to find out what the value of this handgun and any information also.

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Jim K
October 8, 2007, 07:28 PM
Per the Blue Book, Arminius revolvers were/are made by Weihrach in Mellrichstadt, Germany. IIRC, the name has been used by at least two German companies, and guns with that name have been imported into the U.S. since the 1920's, but there is no current importer.

The trade name came from the near-legendary German hero Arminius; Wikipedia says: "Arminius (also Armin, 18 BC/17 BC - 21 AD) was a chieftain of the Cherusci who defeated a Roman army in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest." Some of the guns have plastic stocks with an idealized picture of Arminius.

Most Arminius guns are in small calibers, .22 or .32; they are of fair quality, but not, IMHO, anywhere as good as a Colt or S&W. Value on the .357 runs around $200+ in top condition, but purchase would not be advisable as there are no parts available..

Jim

Magnum.35744
October 8, 2007, 08:08 PM
Hey there...don’t want to "Hijack" The thread or anything :o. But what kind of loads are you shooting in your gun? My buddy’s dad has one and we've been messing around trying to find bullets that actually fit :banghead::cuss:. Any help would be much appreciated. Take care.:)

-Tre

P.S. Please feel free to PM instead of posting another response on your thread if you want;)!

alabamalady773
October 9, 2007, 11:29 AM
The type of bullets that we are using for the gun is Eldorado Starfire they are 150 grain Jacketed HP. Hope that helps some.:)

Deanimator
October 9, 2007, 11:46 AM
It wouldn't be my first choice of a handgun, but compared to the RGs, they're Triple-Lock Smith quality.

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