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Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by ssteven1, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. ssteven1

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    what is this revolver. I bought it a the local gun show. it is a folding trigger 5 shot double action revolver. the caliber looks like 32 caliber. Any info please[​IMG]
     

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    it sure is small :)


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    It’s European, probably made in Belgium - most likely during the late 19th through early 20th centuries. Most were made in small family shops and it’s not unusual to find them without a maker’s name. If it’s a .32 it may be chambered to use the .32 automatic cartridge, but don’t fire it until you know for certain. Another possibility is the .32 S&W, but again don’t shoot it unless you know for sure. The Europeans had a number of .32 cartridges of their own which are not generally available in the United States. It will make a good paperweight.
     
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    There were several variation of these made around the turn of the century in England and Belgium by many manufacturers. In England they were commonly referred to as Vest Pocket Bulldogs. Around 1900 they were advertised cheaply in magazines in Great Britian and recommended as especially good for cyclists. Variations were also made in France, Germany, Spain and the US.
     
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    BElgium guns are great...judging by the size, it may as well be a .32 S&W in caliber..more likely that .32acp.
     
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