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Unknown German pistol

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:56 pm
by lamontagne0527
My coworker has a pistol that we can't make heads or tails of. We think it's a German pistol that's break action that apparently takes a 17 calibre round (centerfire by the looks of it. Any ideas?

Re: Unknown German pistol

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:58 pm
by lamontagne0527
Heres a picture

Re: Unknown German pistol

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:14 am
by Zeliard
Looks similar to a Buchel Luna Olympic Free Pistol:

Scroll down on this page until you see Buchel Luna:

http://revivaler.com/antique-collectibl ... e-pistols/

Admittedly, it's a bit different, but could be a different design for one year, or could be by another manufacturer. Could even be a sport model sold to the public as an "Olympic" pistol, but I think searching for old German Olympic pistols should set you on the right track.

Re: Unknown German pistol

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:39 am
by indy1919a4
Just a dumb question how do you think it may be German.. Any markings at all.. What I find amazing about this style of single shot target pistol is how many makes and flavors they made, and how unmarked many are...

Re: Unknown German pistol

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:31 pm
by lamontagne0527
indy1919a4 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:39 am
Just a dumb question how do you think it may be German.. Any markings at all.. What I find amazing about this style of single shot target pistol is how many makes and flavors they made, and how unmarked many are...
from what my coworker told me it has German Waffen something marked on it or something along those lines.

Re: Unknown German pistol

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:34 pm
by boltactionbill
Perhaps it's a schuetzen pistol. They use them in German bars similar to the way we throw darts.
Here is a picture of one of the rounds next to a .22LR. It's nothing more than a .177 lead BB over a primer. - Bill