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    Posted 3 years ago

    Johnant
    (66 items)

    This estate item was found in excellent condition for its age has initials elg over a star symbol and a letter g underneath I belive 1810"?.but not positive missing. Two screws. And grips any info would be helpful. Thanks johnant

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    1. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
      What is the caliber, or inside diameter of the bore?
    2. Johnant, 3 years ago
      Wish I was able to tell but I don't know how
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      I thought it was an Adam's at 1st but found it is an auction site as "Unmarked" while looking at Adam's revolvers. The "elg"is the Belgium proof mark. Bon chance !

    4. Johnant, 3 years ago
      Thanks for info cool find
    5. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
      Just curious, as to why is the cylinder is installed backwards? My best guess is a 9, or 12 mm pinfire, with, (as bb2 said), Belgium proof marks. They were used in the civil war, but in very small quantities, as ammo was hard to come by, or so i read. Andrew Jackson had a few in different calibers, according to google Forums.

      https://civilwartalk.com/threads/jacksons-revolver.80921/page-2



    6. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      It wouldn't be 1810 more like 1850 or later.
    7. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
      Correction:, I meant to say (General, Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson), as opposed to Andrew Jackson.
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      LOL Izenglish, I didn't even notice the cyl. was backwards. Yankee must have had it last.
    9. Johnant, 3 years ago
      Cylinder backwards. ? Which holds bullets

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