Can anyone identify?


March 25, 2009, 09:57 PM
Stopped at a local gun shop and noticed this in the display. They couldnt identify the gun. There is an engraved name on top but it wasnt legible. I couldnt find any serial or model numbers either. I was wondering if anybody could identify this by site. It looks to be .22 caliber but thats only a guess.

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March 25, 2009, 11:20 PM
It has the general look of a Khyber copy - does it have a falling action or what?

March 26, 2009, 09:50 AM
It appears to be German, and it looks like there are proof marks along the right side of the chamber; if you can get some close-ups of those, and of any of the marking along the top, it'll be helpful, but without them, anything would just be a wild guess.

March 26, 2009, 04:27 PM
It does look like a Khyber Pass pistol made in Pakistan by the KHYBER Arms Company.

March 26, 2009, 05:45 PM
The ticket says Firearm Repair Order. I wonder what were they repairing?

Jim Watson
March 26, 2009, 06:40 PM
Double set triggers, looks like German proof marks, barrel profile with octagon muzzle as popular pre WW I. I think it is a European target pistol of peculiar design, probably not identifiable or traceable if the maker's mark is not legible.

Duke of Doubt
March 26, 2009, 09:01 PM
Nice St. Christopher Medal and pearls.

The pistol definitely looks German or Austrian, particularly with the octagonal barrel segment -- typical German styling -- and the grip shape (more Austrian).

March 26, 2009, 09:09 PM
heres a closer look at the other side. I will stop by and inquire about the repair ticket.

Duke of Doubt
March 26, 2009, 09:22 PM
Definitely German proof marks to the left of the "527", both "B" for foreign guns proofed once, and "U" for second proof and examination, each with crowns. Could be a Belgian or Austrian gun taken into a German proofhouse.

The proof series to the right of the "527" is a little too blurred to recognize, though the proofs look like they could be Austrian (or several others).

Jim K
March 27, 2009, 10:48 PM
The Crown B is the proof mark; the Crown U indicates the proof was done with the barrel in finished condition (which could mean a foreign made gun but not necessarily.

I have never seen anything like it.


March 27, 2009, 10:53 PM
Thanks to all for the replies. I will try to get some better pics soon. Where could I get the gun identified if all the pics arent conclusive for ID?

Ron James
March 28, 2009, 12:20 AM
It has the look of one of a kind. Something a master gunsmith would work on as a past time. It really does not look like any type of production firearm.

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