The linked rifle is a Flobert, maybe not made by Msr Flobert himself, but definitely to his design. It is the "rolling block" version of the Flobert, which is a little stouter than the standard design, but which should not be confused with the strong Remington Rolling Block.
Far from "one of a kind" these dinky little guns were produced in Belgium in tremendous quantity during the late 19th and early 20th century. Somebody sent over thousands of the fool things about ten years ago to sell to gullible Americans, in addition to the many that were imported when in production a hundred years ago.
If it were in good condition - and it looks pretty rough and rusty to me - it would be just adequate for .22 CB caps. Resale value is low. Actually, I would see no reason to take it as a gift.
November 6, 2009, 09:32 AM
Looks almost like a Low-Wall type action. Maybe with a home made stock? The lines on the stock are very similar to a old muzzleloading 8 gauge I have. I'll try to look sometime to remind myself of the manufacturer.
What's up with the trigger gaurd in pic #1? It looks almost as if it's been crushed in on the rear. But pic #2 you can't see it real good. It may just be something on top or below it that is just giving it that odd look.
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