Posted 6 years ago
I HAVE AN OLD PISTOL THAT I CANT I.D. AND WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD HELP. I HAVE ALSO INCLUDED SOME PICTURES.
Here are the pictures of my pistol. the only pictures i could find to match it is the griswold and gunnison. My pistol is .36 cal. There is no name on it or any grind marks where it was removed. The ser. # is in the 17,000s and stamped two times on the brass, two times on the cylinder, and one time under the barrel assembly. All ser. #s match. The ser #s are erratic as they are not aligned well. On the inside of the grips is stamped 1257 and is penciled on the wood also. The rod is 2 piece construction, My theory on that, is they made the rod short for the pocket pistol then just added a little extension for the full length version. In the pictures you can see this. There also appears to be a blood etched finger print on the underside of the barrel. One person i asked to examine it said he thought he saw a tiny stamping on the cylinder of a crescent moon with a star in it, I however do not see this. So far all the experts have given mixed reviews.
I am grateful for your interest and any info you could provide. I can also provide more detailed pictures if requested.