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#5662161 - 03/21/15 03:32 PM Gun History Research
MI Hunter Offline
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Registered: 10/07/08
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Loc: Austin, TX
I am trying to find out where to look to find out history of an older pistol that has been handed down to me. All I can see is that is was made by Toledo Fire Arms. I've tried to clean it up a little with Never Dull.

Sorry the pic is upside down. It's similar to a NAA 22.

Thanks for any help.

#5662393 - 03/21/15 06:40 PM Re: Gun History Research [Re: MI Hunter]
poisonivie Online   happy

Registered: 03/10/09
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Loc: Bridgeport, Tx
What pic? Google is all I got.
Where did America go? I can't find her.

#5662497 - 03/21/15 07:32 PM Re: Gun History Research [Re: MI Hunter]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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Those guns were actually made by Hopkins and Allen. HA produced many inexpensive revolvers in the late 1800s and early 1900s under many different name brands. I believe the Toledo brand was sold at Sears. The spur trigger guns of the time were often referred to as "suicide specials".

When dealing with antiques of any kind, its usually best not to clean any patina or corrosion off until you consult an expert. Removing the original patina can destroy the collector value.

Edited by Colt W. Knight (03/21/15 07:37 PM)

#5662511 - 03/21/15 07:38 PM Re: Gun History Research [Re: MI Hunter]
Classic Rocks Offline
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Generally, "Spur Trigger" indicates a rimfire revolver. If its .22, your good, if its .32, good luck finding ammo (if shooting it is your intent).

Pics please!

#5663552 - 03/22/15 01:56 PM Re: Gun History Research [Re: MI Hunter]
MI Hunter Offline
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Posts: 312
Loc: Austin, TX

Sorry here is the picture. I posted in in several forums hopefully to be pointed in a right direction.

Thanks Colt. Know anyone around Austin to take it to?

Classic, Not looking to shoot it just learn some history about it.

Thanks everyone!

#5664265 - 03/22/15 07:56 PM Re: Gun History Research [Re: MI Hunter]
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
Sportsman's Finest might help ID it
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