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Was my great great great grandpa's when he was mine foreman in Chile. Only somewhat legible markings are 1873, and 4 something Winchester. 1873 seems incorrect as it is a double action.

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God only knows...perhaps someone will find a picture with a description.

 

If I were to guess, I'd say it's a Spanish or South American hybrid copy of a Colt. Generally worth very little outside of sentimental value.

 

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1 minute ago, Reverend P. Babcock Chase said:

I have no idea what that is, but I'd bet along the lines of Phantom's idea. In any event, I think it is very cool. Any idea what it is chambered for? 

I'm guessing 44WCF

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That looks very much like the photos I have seen of some of the never mass produced Winchester revolvers that they took to Colt and said, "Look at what we can do if you keep making the Burgess rifle."

 

You may have something of huge historical curiosity and value.

Or it just might be a copy of something.   This is worth researching.

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I don't think this is a long lost prototype. I think it is something made in Spain around the 1910 to 1930 era. I have attached a picture of what is typical of this genre. Granted there is no hump in the grip and it is a 38, but the style elements are there. The one piece frame/grip. The little dip just in front of the trigger screw. First picture ranger.thumb.jpg.e9b46e3ea2b884f24b5c7cdb1f77e242.jpg

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It is based on the 1878 Colt.

As to what country made it .... not sure.

Many countries cloned Colt ... Italy , Spain, Mexico.

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It is curious how there were many of these pistols, not just the Winchester prototypes, that seemed to mix together different features of the Colt, Remington and Smith and Wesson revolvers.

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I can't find any pics of this model gun, but the trigger, trigger guard and hammer bare resemblance to Belgium made guns.

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Thanks for all the input I think I have a good base for restoring this pistol to last another generation, thanks.

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