Anyone recognize this mark?


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Rojelio
July 11, 2013, 09:04 PM
Bought a cheap EIG Italy long rifle in .45. I'm pretty sure that EIG was the importer and I'm trying to figure out who the maker was. It has the standard Italy proof marks and a XXV date. The bore really shines. It looks like chrome.

The only mark that might be the maker is this one. Any ideas?

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb280/rojelio0/006_zps1f4c2f0a.jpg (http://s205.photobucket.com/user/rojelio0/media/006_zps1f4c2f0a.jpg.html)

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zimmerstutzen
July 11, 2013, 10:04 PM
Over at one of the replica collector's sights they meantion revolvers from EIG and FIE with the GLB mark but they do not identify that maker.

BHP FAN
July 11, 2013, 10:57 PM
Looks a lot like the Armi San Paulo mark...

http://www.powderhombre.com/mbpproofmarks.pdf

Rojelio
July 11, 2013, 11:10 PM
I don't know. It has me baffled. It seems like I've seen that same mark on some cheap brass framed revolvers on the grip.

Fingers McGee
July 12, 2013, 12:01 AM
It stands for Luciano Giacosa of Brescia, that evolved into Euromanuarms that supposedly evolved into Pietta

Rojelio
July 12, 2013, 12:53 AM
It stands for Luciano Giacosa of Brescia, that evolved into Euromanuarms that supposedly evolved into Pietta


Fingers, I think you're the winner! I googled it and came up with quite a bit of info (albeit most of it in Italian:what:).

Apparently they made quite a few lower end cartridge revolvers, and black powder revolvers.

Good info. You learn something new every day.

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