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Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by bubba garland 1096, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. bubba garland 1096

    bubba garland 1096 New Member

    i have a top break revolver that has no serial number. i have a friend that is a gunsmith and doesnt know what it is. no brand name. how can i find out what i have.
  2. Twmaster

    Twmaster Well-Known Member

    Kinda hard to just guess.

    Post pics if you really want help
  3. WaltonS

    WaltonS Well-Known Member

    Are there ANY markings on it?
  4. Apocalypse-Now

    Apocalypse-Now Well-Known Member

    probably either a british webley or a s&w schofield.
  5. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Well-Known Member

    There are literally dozens of these manufacturers around and we can only make a wild guess at it without a picture of some sort. That would be a tremendous help.:) A lot of these were made in 32 cal and 38 cal for small black powder loads in the late 1800's early 1900's. Any guesses beyond this would be ????? This would get a better response in the revolver section IMHO.
  6. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Could also be a H&R. Without pictures or markings, no one can help much.
  7. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    Webleys and S&W's have serial numbers and are marked with the manufacturer's name. Millions of guns made in the 1880-1920 era have neither. Only some decent pictures will tell for sure.

  8. bubba garland 1096

    bubba garland 1096 New Member

    thank you all for the answers. i found it today. it a pryse army revolver from china.
  9. Ron James

    Ron James Well-Known Member

    Pryse Revolver i know, China I know, but a Pryse made in China, that I don't know??????
  10. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    I think it might be a Webley-Pryse copy made in the Darra region of Pakistan/Afghanistan.

    It could have been made in China, but British influence in China was negligible, whereas British weapons were common in the areas mentioned. I once bought a Pryse lock revolver in a bunch of guns that came from that area, including several Webley copies, and a .303 pistol (!) built on a Martini action. The Webley-Pryse, oddly enough, turned out to be genuine.


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