Herbert -Schmiut (Schmidt) revolver


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celmar5857
July 11, 2011, 07:45 PM
Son-in-law gave me a Herbert-Schmiut revolver It is stamped Germany with a serial number. I know company was founded in 1919. There are 3 very small marks in front of cylinder. Similar to silver smiths marks. Need a magnifying glass to read them. How can I identify this as a "blanks" pistol? and the caliber of the gun. Looks like a .22. The grip is brown plastic-like material. marked HS in a circle.

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SDC
July 11, 2011, 10:27 PM
Herbert Schmidt made both blank-firing (starter pistols) and real guns, usually on the same frame, but if yours was made specifically as a blank gun, the barrel will be wholly or partially blocked, and the cylinder may also be partially blocked to prevent anyone from loading a bulleted cartridge. Pictures would also help.

Jim K
July 11, 2011, 11:52 PM
The marks are probably German proof marks. Those guns are not, to put it mildly, well thought of, but they did have to pass proof.

Jim

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