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Falcon Revolver 38 Special????

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by chrisclevenger, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. chrisclevenger

    chrisclevenger New Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    I just got this from my grandfather and i would like some info on it please. I have never heard of Falcon before.
  2. aaronrkelly

    aaronrkelly Participating Member

    Sep 11, 2005
    Here is some information I have cut and pasted ref the Spesco Falcon revolver....I dont know if it will help.

    I was handed down a revolver from my father-in-law. Can't find much info on it. Here goes:

    This is a .38 special. It is nickle plated, ivory grips. On the right side barrle it says "Falcon 38 SPL. Continuing on the right side above the trigger it says "The Spesco Corp, Atlanta, Georgia S/n 5314**. On the grip it says Spesco. On the frame, still on right side, it says CAL 38 SPL and under that it says Made in Brazil. Now onto the left side. On the side of the barrle it says "FORJAS TAURUS S.A." under that says "Ralergre R.G.S. Brazil.

    I figured it is a Spesco Falcom model .38spl. It is S/A D/A though. Finish is very good. Can't find anything out about spesco though. I this a taurus knock off? It looks very close to the Taurus pictures in the Numrich gun parts catalog.

    any help would be greatly appreciated.

    October 19th, 2003, 08:59 AM
    My stepmother recently asked me to clean an old .22 revolver for her; after doing so, I got curious about the maker. Here's what I found on the gun:

    On one side of the barrel:
    The Spesco Corp Atlanta GA
    Single-action 22 LR Mod R12

    On the other side of the barrel:
    Reck 8560 LAUF Made in West Germany

    She says her ex-husband bought it for her "20 years or so ago".

    Any information would be helpful!
    October 19th, 2003, 04:01 PM
    Spesco Corp imported and marketed SXS's and several other types of firarms mady by Miguel Larranaga of Spain back in 1969

    October 20th, 2003, 07:09 PM
    Hmmm - then why the "Made in West Germany"?

    Puzzles, puzzles...
    October 20th, 2003, 11:30 PM
    Because it was made there. Spesco was the importer that brought it into the country. They probably imported from various european makers.
    October 21st, 2003, 11:18 AM
    Because it was made there.

    Kinda figured that one out, but thanks for the prompt... :D

    Actually, I was referring to Jagermeister's answer:

    ... mady by Miguel Larranaga of Spain ...

    That's why I referred back to the "Made in West Germany" mark.

  3. Phil DeGraves

    Phil DeGraves Participating Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    It is a Taurus that was made a long time ago and was marketed through Spesco to the US. Had one once. It wasn't nearly as good as the modern Taurus guns.
  4. Jim March

    Jim March Mentor

    Dec 24, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    Yup. Very early Taurus. Dodgy as hell quality. Fire it the first time with a padded vice and 100yds of fishing line. Then make it a wall hanger. Or just go to this last step. It ain't worth trusting your butt on.

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