Make: Rohm GMBH
Serial Number: FF360772
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .38 Special
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “ROHM GMBH Sontheim/Brz / Mod. 38 S Cal. 38 Special”. The left side of the frame in front of the cylinder is marked “HH”. The right side of the barrel is marked “Made In Germany”. The right side of the frame is marked “RG Ind. Miami FLA” and “FF360772”.
Barrel Length: The vent rib barrel is 4”.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp. The rear sight is a square insert in the frame that is adjustable for windage. The top of the barrel and receiver are serrated.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are brown checkered plastic with “RG” molded into each grip. The grips show handling marks. The grips don’t fit the frame well, and there is a gap all along the backstrap and front strap. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: The steel barrel and aluminum frame have a black painted looking finish (Powder coat?). The cylinder is blued.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 80% of its metal finish. The front edge of the barrel shows wear marks and surface loss, with a small dent. The barrel and front sight show handling marks and surface loss. The frame shows surface loss and handling marks, with a few scattered tiny spots of pinprick surface erosion. The hammer shoe shows pinprick surface erosion. The cylinder shows thinning on the front and rear edges, handling marks and a drag line. The screw heads are disfigured. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger pull is a little stiff, but the single action is break is light and crisp. The cylinder lockup is SOLID on all 6 chambers. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with an attached hammer shoe.
Our Assessment: This is an inexpensive revolver with a very nice bore and great cylinder lock-up, which indicates it may be a very accurate shooter. If you are looking for a revolver for home defense, and have a limited budget, you don’t need to look any further.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R's and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS'd. This does not apply to out of state residents.
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