What do you think about this?

Discussion in 'Guns - Blackpowder' started by Mi11er, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    I got this gun when my father-in-law passed away a couple of years ago. He had gotten this from his father. He had brought it back from Germany after WWII. He had gotten it off of a German man. We don't know a lot about this gun. I was wondering if anyone has ever seen anything like this. I do know my father-in-law had been offered quite a bit for it at one time.

    Inscribed on the top of the barrel is A. KORINSKI,ERLANGEN.. I wasn't sure if this was a persons name or a manufacturer. On the back end there are also the initials D.R.G.M.. I'm just looking for any information someone might have about this type of gun. I have pictures attached.
     

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  2. DANZIG

    DANZIG New Member

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    No clue, nice looking piece though.
     

  3. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    Hi,
    Looks like some kind of target, or parlor gun., for indoor recreational shooting..

    The first writing may be town of manufacture, the second may be the initials of the manufacturing company..

    Just speculating ,,,
     
  4. iabowhunter

    iabowhunter New Member

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    Looks like a target pistol to me too. I'd hold on to it! Thats a pretty cool piece of history you have there.

    I have a buddy that has a Walther that was "liberated" from a German officer by his grandfather. It has the nazi swastika stampped on it.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    From what i could find A.Korinski,Erlangen was i German gun smith? Anton
     
  6. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    Anton Ferdinand Korinski worked in Erlangen bayern Germany his company was active cira 1853 - 1930 ?
     
  7. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    one more pic of the grip
     
  8. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Jess,

    The Gun Smith was Anton Ferdinand Korinski and the marking of "Erlangen" is actually a location in Bavaria.

    A Korinski worked between 1883 and 1920 (born in 1853, deceased in 1930) in
    Dirk (Germany).

    About all I could get buddy :wink:
     
  9. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    To get more you will need to search German Gun Sites and use Babble Fish To translate the text.
     
  10. wylie catter

    wylie catter New Member

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    I swear I love this place. Folks helping each other from across the country. That's what I'm talkin about.