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The Guardian Central Fire Pistol

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by GreyHawk, Apr 15, 2011.

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  1. GreyHawk

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    Does anyone know anything about this gun?

    It's got The Guardian Central Fire American Model CF 1884 stamped on the cylinder of the revolver. I'm having trouble finding anything on it. It's a chambered for .32
     

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  2. SDC

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    This is almost certainly a Belgian early cartridge revolver, using a Lefaucheux-style frame, and probably built by Charles Clement, going by the grip logo; you should be able to see Belgian proofs somewhere on the frame, and on the rear of the cylinder. In any event, it's not the sort of thing that would be safe to fire today, even if you could find the proper ammo for it.
     
  3. Dr.Rob

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    Very likely that's proofed for black powder and I'd put it in the 'don't shoot it' category.
     
  4. GreyHawk

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    Where would be a good place to sell or does anyone know someone interested in purchasing?
     
  5. GreyHawk

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    It's in very good shape for one that old.
     
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    There are a number of online appraisers that will do a valuation for $10 or so. Take a look at http://www.simpsonltd.com/ for similar items.
     
  7. PIONEER123

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    Value

    Did you ever find out the value of this pistol?
     
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