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11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 3/5/2018 9:10:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/5/2018 9:15:23 AM EST by budasc]
Long story short, yesterday I saw my 85 year old uncle, and he gives me this single shot black power handgun, not sure if it even real, so I snapped a couple of pictures with my phone. The only marking I see on it appears to be a stamp with a E, L and G in it I think. It is in pretty rough shape and again not even sure if it's a real gun. He claims that he bought it when he was 13 for $3.00. I'm clueless

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Link Posted: 3/5/2018 9:38:42 AM EST
Definitely not a toy-- The E over LG is a gunsmith's mark from Liege, Belgium-- nice little pocket type, later known as a Derringer, not a lot of collector value but a cool little thing and should be great fun to shoot.
Link Posted: 3/5/2018 11:47:08 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/5/2018 11:49:08 AM EST
I wouldn't shoot it. There were many fakes made with ELG markings.
Link Posted: 3/5/2018 12:30:01 PM EST
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That looks like it, but the one I have is in bad shape. It might not be an "E" in the stamp and maybe it is a crown, it's so faded it's hard to tell. There is no way that I would shoot it, the grip has a split near the screw and it's just not worth the risk. But thank you for the help.
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