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JD338

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My neighbor found this piece that was uncovered from a washout on their property.
Anyone have any ideas as to what this pistol could be?

JD338
 

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it appears the hammer strikes on top on the cylinder, that makes me think Lefaucheux or another pin fire. It has the same general "bat wing" shape.

 
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Obviously a Gen 1 Glock :giggle:

Assuming it is, in fact, a firearm (or was at one point) I think it interesting that the grip appears to have been solid metal, as opposed to cut out. Also, the grip shape looks more modern than anything I've seen on a pinfire. That said, the overall design is vaguely that of a Lefaucheux, with a drop-down trigger.

One other possibility is a much more modern toy revolver of some manner. Which would explain the apparently entirely metal construction, yet seeming inconsistent proportions - cylinder, barrel length, grip, etc.
 
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