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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Kid Curry, Feb 23, 2010.

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  1. Kid Curry

    Kid Curry Member

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    Hey everyone. I'm new here, but it looks like a lot of knowledge on here.

    My grandmother had a pistol she carried around in her purse for years. She died about 15 yeaers ago, and my mother found the gun in some boxes and gave it to me the other day. I need some help indentifying this gun.

    It is a small .22. On one side of the barrel it says "Jones Bros Imports, Columbia, SC" and ".22 short". On the other side, it says "Made in Germany"

    Other than the serial number, thats all the marking on this gun. Any idea on who made this gun and when? Looks very cheaply made to me.

    Thanks for any help.

    Kid
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    No first hand knowledge of the Jones Bros.

    But it sounds like one of many cheaply made German import pot metal "Saturday Night Special" type revolvers brought in before the 1968 Gun Control Act banned import of them.

    Probably pretty worthless as guns go.

    rc
     
  3. The Lone Haranguer

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    "Jones Bros." was probably the importer, not the actual manufacturer. I don't know too many Germans named Jones. ;)
     
  4. jad0110

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    It is likely a Rohm RG 10, which were a very commonly imported revolver from Germany prior to the GCA of '68. Pictures would help. Certainly worth more in sentimental value than actual dollars (perhaps $50, give or take $20).
     
  5. aHFo3

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    Welcome to the forum. Sounds like a good wall-hanger.
     
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