Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Herbert -Schmiut (Schmidt) revolver

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by celmar5857, Jul 11, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. celmar5857

    celmar5857 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Son-in-law gave me a Herbert-Schmiut revolver It is stamped Germany with a serial number. I know company was founded in 1919. There are 3 very small marks in front of cylinder. Similar to silver smiths marks. Need a magnifying glass to read them. How can I identify this as a "blanks" pistol? and the caliber of the gun. Looks like a .22. The grip is brown plastic-like material. marked HS in a circle.
     
  2. SDC

    SDC Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2003
    Messages:
    3,116
    Location:
    People's Republic of Canada
    Herbert Schmidt made both blank-firing (starter pistols) and real guns, usually on the same frame, but if yours was made specifically as a blank gun, the barrel will be wholly or partially blocked, and the cylinder may also be partially blocked to prevent anyone from loading a bulleted cartridge. Pictures would also help.
     
  3. Jim K

    Jim K Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    17,566
    The marks are probably German proof marks. Those guns are not, to put it mildly, well thought of, but they did have to pass proof.

    Jim
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page