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Author:  NebrHogger [ Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:54 am ]
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I've been keeping up on the shooting war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. On another site this image of Armenian women from 1895 was posted.

I like to think I know a thing or two about guns, but I flat can't ID the revolver. Any clues? SW

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Author:  oldernavy [ Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:44 pm ]
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It looks like a Scholfield type revolver, but there are some differences in the frame next to the cylinder. It is a little too grainy for me to tell more.

Author:  A square 10 [ Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:23 pm ]
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i thought a nagant but as noted it has resemblance to others of the era so im not certain

Author:  NebrHogger [ Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:30 pm ]
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I was thinking Montenegran Gasser but no - it's just too crude. Which points to a handmade gun. I mean, look at the trigger guard - you could knock a cow out with it & not bend it a lick.

Actually I think either one of that pair could knock out a cow... with a right cross! ;) :crzy: :rotflma: :rotflma: :rotflma: :rotflma: SW

Author:  A square 10 [ Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:05 pm ]
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yup , want to meet neither in a dark alley , they look a bit "old west" in some ways other than those shootin irons ,

Author:  oldernavy [ Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:44 pm ]
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My basic question is does this appear to be a top break revolver?

It might be a a native design based on a Gasser or Schofield, but made in Russia since Russia considers these countries part of their heritage. I doubt it was hand made as the timing of the cylinders is somewhat critical unless they bought a bunch of cylinders of an existing design and adapted it to a native frame. I think this has been done before.

It is the frame appearance that is different from most top break revolvers and the top strap a bit shorter where the latchup is located. The frame also has more meat behind the cylinder than other top breaks I looked at. The cylinder does look a little dwarfed compared to the size of the frame.

Author:  A square 10 [ Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:47 pm ]
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i didnt think top break , but then the photo is not enlargeable on my computer so i cant get a real good look , i agree the cylinder looks a bit small for that frame which led me to the nagant , i do not see scholfield in that one - russians did have the S&W no1s but i dont know those well and never had interest in cowboy as i hate the feel in my hand - and yes i did own three of them once a while back ,

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Author:  oldernavy [ Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:15 pm ]
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I did not think it was an actual Schofield. I do think it was based on a model like Gasser or Schofield. I see one major difference.The upper part of the frame is wider than any photgraph of a top-break I have seen. What I am talking about is the distance across the frame near the top. It is at least twice as broad as any other top-break I have seen. Some have wider lower frame extensions, but not this one, in fact the area behind the cylinder is greater that the area below the cylinder.

Author:  Bernthgrate [ Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:02 pm ]
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