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Help for .22 gecado revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by shariq, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. shariq

    shariq New Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Hello i am shariq from india can any of the members please help me to know about gecado .22 revolver made in germany i have come to know that its of same metal used in arminus revolver i am also confused about its geniueness in india geeting a good brand and genineue revolver is very hedack see pictures in attachment RGDS SHARIQ
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009
  2. HammerBite

    HammerBite Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Northern VA
    I got the following information from ProofHouse:

    GECADO Tradename , Suhl, Germany.

    Your revolver bears what appears to be a proof mark from the Kiel proof house. The information above indicates that G. C. Dornheim is located in Suhl, which is the site of a different proof house. This leads me to believe that G. C. Dornheim is a distributor or marketer rather than the manufacturer of the revolver.
  3. Ron James

    Ron James Senior Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Dornheim was a Distributor that used the trade name Gecado . I believe, don't know for sure, the pictured revolver was made by Reck ( Germany). They are better known for their 6.35 automatic, the P8/Model 11, however they did make a series of small inexpensive revolvers ( and blank firing starter pistols). The pictures look like a adaptation of their .22 caliber starter gun. At least two German firms which manufactured blank/teargas guns went on to convert them to fire .22 caliber cartridges and imported them to the U.S. The quality of these firearms leave a lot to be desired. They are only good for a few hundred rounds before the parts ( ratchet or cylinder arm) wear to the point of " spiting lead out the sides of the cylinder" because of timing problems. It won't blow up on you, just fall apart. It would be my last choice unless nothing else was available. If you only plan to fire a few rounds to insure that it functions correctly and then either put it away or Carry it in your pocket, then it should suffice:) And yes. I would check and make sure it was not just a blank firing gun.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2009

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