Here's an interesting item of (1) Unknown age (2) Unknown Mfg. (3) Unknown Country of origin. What I do know is that it is definately a .32 Cal. Pinfire Revolver. It is just a bit over 6 inches long as shown by the presence of a steel machinist's ruler at the top of the photos. It is completely devoid of numbers, names or markings except on the bottom of the barrel just forward of the frame. These markings are so small that no matter what magnifying glass I examine it with my 65 year-old eyes can form no solid opinion as to what they might be. Sometimes it looks like a one armed railroad crossing gate over 45. Maybe your eyes and magnification will solve the mystery. If I had to guess I would think it to be of Belgian origin. The real heartbreaker of the whole affair is that the widow lady that brought this in and asked me to sell it for her said that she has a box of cartridges for it that got lost somewhere in the shuffle. Her brother winked at me and said, "She's got boxes and boxes of stuff. She'll never find them." Anyway, the exterior condition of the nickel plated revolver is better than "Fair", I'd rate it "Good" but it does have rust in the nickel here and there all over the gun. The bore and cylinder chambers have to rate "Poor" because red rust is visible in them. The grips appear to be original and in fairly good condition, but the right side grip has a crack at the top. Mechanically, it is surprisingly good. It indexes properly when cocked and locks up. With the hammer down the cylinder can be rotated forward, but not backward. If you like these oldies it would look good hanging on the wall of your den.
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