Help identify this (belgian?) revolver


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nebraska_farmer
August 28, 2011, 02:36 PM
I have in my possession this 44-40 revolver:

http://i.imgur.com/0CH2u.png
http://i.imgur.com/ygOma.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/b4duj.png


Markings read: "for 44 winchester cartridge, belgium"

any ideas? the guy I bought it from didn't even know...thanks!

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Walkalong
August 28, 2011, 02:38 PM
Very cool, but I have no clue.

nebraska_farmer
August 28, 2011, 02:39 PM
By the way, I only paid $150 for this :)

It's in very good shape, fires nicely. There is an english crown on the right side of the frame and a 62 on the cylinder.


hmm after googling it looks similar to this:

http://www.gunsamerica.com/981103639/Guns/Pistols/Antique/S_W_LARGE_FRAME_44_40_BELGIUM_MADE.htm

EDIT:

this looks like the exact same gun:

http://i.imgur.com/yvwts.png

thoughts?

Jim Watson
August 29, 2011, 11:01 AM
It is a case of what you see is what you have got.
A copy of a Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action Frontier made by somebody in Belgium who was not proud enough of his work to put his name or trademark on it.
Zhuk illustrates that gun and says: "Smith & Wesson type, maker unknown."
The 1911 Alfa catalog shows several of the sort, listed only: "Revolver, Smith & Wesson System."

Yours appears to have been reblued and homemade wooden grips fitted.
I think it is a good $150 gun, certainly not $995.

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