If anyone of you wheelgun pros can shed some info, would be great. Specifically, I'm looking into where to purchase, price and caliber availability.
Here's a pic:
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July 14, 2008, 02:35 PM
ROHM, not Fohm. West German, or German these days. Made cheaper guns for a long time. Not sure if they are affilliated with the infamously cheap RG pistols.
That revolver looks pretty decent. They have made revolvers for years.
Well, heck! Says RG right on it! They have been making revolvers and small autos for years. Generally considers a maker of "Saturday night Specials".
July 14, 2008, 02:37 PM
It says "RG" right on the barrel
July 14, 2008, 02:40 PM
Absolute crap. Must be test-fired with a bench vice and 100yds of string, and then you throw away whatever's left even if it happened to work that time.
July 14, 2008, 02:42 PM
Thanks for the knowledge. I couldn't make out the name on the barrel.
It's a good looking gun...that's what I said about Taurus revolvers.:neener:
July 14, 2008, 02:42 PM
I once saw (in a store in the 1970s) an RG .44 Magnum. Now doesn't that make your blood run cold?
July 14, 2008, 02:45 PM
its RG's post lawsuit attempt. they are actually pretty good for what you will pay. under 200 or so. however....
they are often modeled/marketed as some sort of firework launchers i think. i do know that the 89 uses 9mm or .380 blanks. i have only seen one or two come through this area and didnt even look to see if the thing had rifling or not (though i assume it does).
all in all i think its just a hopped up starter pistol.
July 14, 2008, 02:47 PM
The Rohm RG 89 is a 9mm Kurz or .380ACP blank handgun. Not meant for real ammo. check data sheet here
Kinda obvious this thing is a pot metal casting. Look inside the trigger guard.
July 14, 2008, 10:47 PM
Years back, I had a primitive little RG .22 revolver. The kind where you removed the cylinder and used the cylinder pin to push out the emptys, and had an aluminum barrel with a rifled steel sleeve(cylinder was steel too!).
Anyhow, that piece of junk was accurate! Really worked good. Most folks report horrid accuracy and broken parts. I was both shocked and amazed.
Rohm does or did make .38 revolvers, however I've never seen a .44 mag version. Thats scary!
July 15, 2008, 01:29 AM
Holy Crap, RG's have gone zombie!
July 15, 2008, 01:42 AM
Ten years ago we had a RG38? in the shop. It had a really good feel to it. It looked kinda like a Ruger SP-100. It looked like it would be a good revolver, but you couldnt get me to shoot one for love or money.
July 15, 2008, 01:48 AM
There is cast seam all the way around the trigger guard and up to the front of the gun. Cant tell if it goes up the barrel or not.
Looks like a Heinz 57 Mutt.
July 15, 2008, 03:19 AM
That gun is HOT!
(As in exploding hot... if you try to use live ammo in it...)
July 15, 2008, 10:17 AM
Not sure if they are affilliated with the infamously cheap RG pistols.
RG = "Rohm Gesellschaft".
Along with the previously mentioned .44 Magnum, they also briefly offered a .45LC. You couldn't give me either one. I'm sure MAD TV could do a hilarious fake commercial hawking them to liquor store hold-up men.
July 15, 2008, 10:23 AM
Note how the cylinder crane hing is pinned (screw). Quality revolvers usually are like S&W and Colt cranes. Not to mention how light the crane itself is...
CHEAP...Not in my gun safe...
July 16, 2008, 12:16 AM
Is that a Phillips head screw on the cylinder release? Offends my sense of style.
Other than that, it looks like a nice cap gun. I wouldn't fire anything stronger than paper roll caps in a cast alloy handgun of unknown metal quality.
July 16, 2008, 12:42 AM
Is it my eyes or the picture.... It looks like the cylinder has been hot and has heat treating marks on it. and well as the crane and ejector rod. If so this guns has been used allot or built that way and not polished out....
If used allot, it has held up thus far!
July 17, 2008, 10:34 AM
Yes, this is a Rohm RG89 gas-alarm (blankfirer) revolver for th 9 mm KNALL ammo. (9 mm Kurz is the .380 ACP!).
This version on the picture (PTB-451) is also capable of shooting 10 mm traumatic rubber bullets.
(It is funny from USA, but the hard fact in most parts of Europe, as best legal way of selfdefence)