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Posted 3 years ago


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44 cal Italian Guardia Di Finanza. Guardia Di Finanza is the Financial Guard (police) in Italy. They served in both World Wars. In pic 2 pistol is marked V. Bernadelli Gardone RIP 1932. Most I can find is Bernadelli assembled thes after the war. Hex 6 in barrel and 6 shots with wood grips. In good condition for its age. Enjoy


  1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 3 years ago
    You might find the information on my Italian Ordnance Revolver interesting.
  2. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 3 years ago
    Thanks mrmajestic and packrat for the love
  3. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 3 years ago
    Thanks Chrisnp for the info. I've been looking on what I could find on the pistol
  4. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 3 years ago
    Hey Chrisnp, just read your post. A great piece of info. I have never been able to date mine and still don't know what the rip 1932 means, but still researching
  5. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 3 years ago
    I was curious about "1932", so I did a little more reading:

    Edward Ezell's Handguns of the World lists Bernadelli as a manufacturer, but says "Production of the 1889 revolver continued through the 1920s."

    Ian Hogg's Encyclopedia of Infantry Weapons of World War II does not list Bernadelli as a manufacturer, but says "...indeed manufacture had continued well into the 1930s."

    Personally, I think that by the 1930s, they were assembling the weapons rather than manufacturing them, but that's just a guess. I'm clueless about the RIP.
  6. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 3 years ago
    Thanks miKKo and kerry and again to Chrisnp for the aditional info. I am still looking and about to decide RIP does not have the same meaning that I am giving to it.

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