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Help with ID Early Sears??

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by chiggerbyt, Mar 22, 2013.

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  1. chiggerbyt

    chiggerbyt Member

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    A friend of mine was able to send me two pictures of his aged fathers revolver. He thinks he bought it from sears many years ago. 32 Long- Patent 1909 on top of barrel and this grip logo. [​IMG]

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    I don't recognize the logo, but the gun is a typical Spanish knockoff from the period between Colt and S&W's introduction of the swing out cylinder and the rationalization of the Spanish firearms industry before WW II.
     
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    Spanish copy.

    It was manufactured by Antonio Errasti (hence the "AE" marking) of Eibar, Spain, between 1905 and 1920.
    Might even say Dreadnaught on top of the barrel in weak stampings.


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  4. chiggerbyt

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    Thanks guys. I looked through what Spanish marks I could find online and couldn't find that one. Has the serial # on bottom of grip frame just like a smith & wesson. I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well... maybe they weren't that sincere. :) You all are great. chig
     
  5. Ron James

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    Actually, the S&W copy would be the "Oscillante", The Dreadnought was the Iver Johnson copy. Sears and Roebucks sold a lot of foreign firearms through their catalogs, he may have gotten it from Sears.The cost at the time would probably be around 4 to 5 dollars when Colts and S&W's were selling for 13 to 15 dollars. Many times Sears and Roebucks would discount their inexpensive guns even more.
     
  6. chiggerbyt

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    Thanks RC and Mr. James the information has been most helpful. Next time I see it I will see if I can find a name on top of the barrel. chig
     
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    Oh the good ol' days when a gun could be had for a few bucks.

    Now you are lucky to pick up a box of .22 for that.
     
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