View Full Version : Help me ID this rifle.

04-07-2010, 5:43 PM
OK. I will keep this quick and simple. This rifle is not mine, at least not yet. It was passed down to my grandmother (from her father). My grandmother then passed it down to my father (early I might add, she is still alive and kicking!) He obviously will pass it down my way. Now question is where did it come from? I guess you could say when my great grandfather passed away so did the origins of this rifle. My father has asked some local gunsmiths if they have a clue to it's origin with no luck. So that brings me here. Can any of you guys ID this rifle? It has no markings other than 3 numbers under the barrel. No other markings are on the rifle other than the ones that went into the design. Anyways any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry for the low quality I snapped these while I was drinking with my old man. It's actually a Canon 7D that took these pictures. I guess Canon should put a notice in the manual to not operate while intoxicated. lol.






04-07-2010, 6:04 PM
Search for "Flobert" or "parlour" rifle or gun. You might also have some luck using "Belgium" as most seem to have originated there. These were used for indoor (as in 'in the house') target shooting in the 19th century. Here's links to some on GunBroker:

04-08-2010, 7:30 AM
Definitely Belgian, maybe 1850-1890. Probably marked ELG somewhere on the barrel.

I had one almost exactly like it, except it had a lifting block mechanism and this has a different style. The one I had was .32 caliber. .32 what, I'm not sure.

I wouldn't shoot it with any modern ammo.

04-08-2010, 5:23 PM
Nah. Just sentimental. This has three numbers on the barrel, but I forgot what they are. Other than that no other markings whatsoever on the gun.

Thanks for the help guys!

04-12-2010, 7:15 PM
WOW, That is cool