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Can anyone ID this rifle for me?

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by firearms_instructor, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. firearms_instructor

    firearms_instructor Well-Known Member

    This is a single-shot, breech-loading .22 with a heavy octagonal barrel. The only markings I could find are a small Y with a star above it, the letters E L G with a star inside an oval. Any info would be greatly appreciated, including what it's worth. Thanks!
  2. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister Moderator In Memoriam

    The E L G would indicate it as Belgium proof marked. Don't know who made it.

  3. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    Correct, ELG (star) is a Belgian proof mark. Y (star) is the inspector's mark.

    The rifle is a Flobert, probably the simplest breechloader ever made, turned out in vast numbers from the 1850s through the 1920s by a number of manufacturers. Few of whom cared to identify themselves on a dollar gun. It is NOT very strong, even for the BB, CB, and black powder Shorts it was made for and I would not shoot it.
  4. firearms_instructor

    firearms_instructor Well-Known Member

    Great, thanks! Any idea what it might be worth?
  5. lwsimon

    lwsimon Well-Known Member

    I'll give you twice what it cost new. :)
  6. logical

    logical Well-Known Member

    I have one just about like it. I was told it is a Flobert also. Never shot it...I was told to use .22 long (not long rifle).

    As best as I can tell based on people I've had look at it, books and auctions I've looked at..it is a $100 gun.

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