Article about: Hi. Here is an odd gun. It fires a 22cal short rimfire cartridge and was used indoors(sic) for targetpractise. According to the little information I have found it was made around 1900-1930.
Here is an odd gun.
It fires a 22cal short rimfire cartridge and was used indoors(sic) for targetpractise.
According to the little information I have found it was made around 1900-1930.
I loosely believe it is of german origin.
I have not yet had the courage to fire it, but someday I will.
Is there someone here that have more info on guns like this one?
It could well be a 'parlor' pistol. I believe I have read that back in the 'day', they used to shoot such arm's in their parlors. Into fireplaces etc. A sort of family entertainment system. Just my 'guess'.
Thank you packin9 and Von S for your nice replies.
Maybe Von Sphinctor can be in charge for harm reduction on the forum
Lets get together a few of us and fire guns like this one in someones house.
packin9: If you bake some cookies and serve coffee, I will bring the gun and a couple of boxes of ammo
We can all cough gunsmoke and declare one of us "parlorchampion"
According to the info I have found these guns were sold with bakelite or wooden grips and around 1910 a bakeliteversion costed 7 reichmarks.
I have a few other guns I need to testshoot before this one, but if someone else have a similar one and want to compete Im game, hehe.
Ps. Thank you all for a warm and friendly forum full of knowledge!
Thank you for correcting me concerning right ammo for this gun.
I have seen references to the Flobert round, but not aquired any as of yet.
You are also right when saying its a cheap gun.
Cheap when made and sold, but also cheap when I bought mine.
Maybe you saved me an eye or a finger with your information.
You Emile can stand next to Von Spinctor as an ambassadeur for harm reduction