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|05-20-2019, 03:25 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2019
Identifying a very old pistol
My parents have an old, single-shot pistol that they believe is from WWI.
It is a TINY gun and the serial number appears to be: 35351.
How can I identify exactly what it is and what it's value is?
After that, where is the best place to sell it?
|05-20-2019, 04:06 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Morgan County, Alabama "In Dixie Land I'll take my stand."
Pictures would be nice .... or an exact description, including maker's name, model, caliber .....
Serial #### .... not so much ....
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|05-20-2019, 07:16 PM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas
bearcat, did you ever have a rifle with the sticker that said, "It's swell. It's from Matel?" They made stocks for the m16 for a short period. Didn't do anything to make Snuffy hate the gun less. 8-(
|05-20-2019, 08:30 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Fwiw, I disliked the M16, i.e., "The Mattel Special", so much that I "issued myself" a Model 37 Ithaca pump-shotgun in lieu of a rifle in BRD.
(At the range where I was ever likely to have to fire a shot in anger, I never felt that I was "under-gunned", there.)
Otoh, when I was "seconded to an international organization" & where our team-members were allowed by COL Santiago de Vega to carry any forearms that we had "in stock", I carried a USN-type NM Garand in 7.62NATO & a pair of BHP, that had been "seized from a narcotrafficante".
(I also had a Spanish-made double-barreled 12-gauge shotgun, too.)
For some odd reason or other, we had "acquired" a HUGE quantity of Lake City ammo in both M2 Ball and 7.62x51mm. The armory also had numerous cases of Spanish-made 7x57mm ball ammo, too.
Handgun ammo was 9x19mm & .45ACP, from Argentina.
Note: One member of our team, who was the equivalent of a US SFC/E7 from a Central American nation, by personal choice, armed himself with a FN-made BAR. = "Arturo" was about 74" tall & 270 pounds.
Last edited by Doughboy; 05-20-2019 at 08:43 PM. Reason: typo
|05-21-2019, 07:32 AM||#6|
Join Date: Aug 2005
Nope, never had one that said Mattel on it. I was in Germany when we first got M14s. We never got any training on it I guess they thought it was so much like the Garand that we would figure it out. Which we did. We did go qualify with them right away, I loved the accuracy it was outstanding.
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