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Author Topic: How's this one Rob ?  (Read 2388 times)

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How's this one Rob ?
« on: February 17, 2023, 04:36:29 PM »

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 Not sure what I have here but I couldn't pass it up.
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Re: How's this one Rob ?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2023, 04:39:06 PM »
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Re: How's this one Rob ?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2023, 04:43:26 PM »
That's a wonderful pistol, large smoothbore, the right markings on the lock ("George Rex", "Tower of London"), and a gaping muzzle hole!

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Re: How's this one Rob ?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2023, 05:39:41 PM »
Looks about like a 16 ga.
So, if you want to shoot shot in it, 16 ga would work good as far as wads go.  Thinking grouse hunting here.
Any other markings on the pistol?
Looking forward to seeing it.
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Re: How's this one Rob ?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2023, 06:15:27 PM »
There is a minor concern that this pistol might be India bred.

http://www.middlesexvillagetrading.com/PELD.shtml

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Re: How's this one Rob ?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2023, 06:59:42 PM »
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As you can see, the manufacturer name has been scratched off.
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 It ends with arms co Inc.
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 I'm pretty sure it's not a 1000$ antique.
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Re: How's this one Rob ?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2023, 07:13:23 PM »
Ah ha, got it.
 Pasadena firearms co Inc.
Wonder why scratch that off but not completely.
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Re: How's this one Rob ?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2023, 07:18:59 PM »
Maybe they have some pride and don't want to be associated with Pasadena, California?
I'd scratch that off also.
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Re: How's this one Rob ?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2023, 07:21:14 PM »
A quick web search shows ...

Golden State Arms, also known as Pasadena Firearms, was a major military surplus importer, wholesaler, and retailer, located in the Pasadena area 1952-1966. Major to the point they did short term jobs with almost every rifle stock maker, refinisher, gun machine shop, etc in the Western United States, and often nationwide, during their existence. They were the source of work and income for many different companies, most of whom were not owned and operated by the people who owned Golden State Arms.

A fair amount of incorrect information regarding Golden State Arms and the people and companies affiliated with them in various ways, has been circulated for many years and has found it's way onto many locations on the internet. What led me to research Golden State Arms were M1 carbines. What I learned as a result of the research goes far beyond M1 carbines. This research provided me with a window of opportunity to meet and interview a number of the people affiliated with Golden State Arms, companies they did business with, and companies that were founded by individuals who got their start at Golden State Arms. The high level of interest by owners of small arms manufactured, distributed, and/or sold by Golden State Arms, led to my decision to include their history on this website.

http://www.m1carbinesinc.com/carbine_santafe.html

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Re: How's this one Rob ?
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2023, 03:36:28 PM »
If the lock is a good sparker it should do all you wanted it for. Neat.
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Re: How's this one Rob ?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2023, 04:25:10 PM »
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The existence of proof marks indicates it's not US made, and the proof marks are not British proofs, as a true Tower would carry.

I'm betting on India..........

As noted, if it's sound and sparks properly, yer good to go.   :toast
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