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Posted - 11/18/2005 :  11:15:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another question ...........I have never heard of this manufacturer.

Markings on barrel "LA Industrial Orbea" Eibar. It is a 32/20 caliber with a 4" barrel. Swing out reloading 6 shot revolver seems
to be a double action but cannot pre-cock hammer before firing.

I would characterize this old gun to be in fair to good condition.

Would like to get information regarding this handgun.

All replies appreciated.


He Dog
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Posted - 11/18/2005 :  11:41:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is Spanish, which I know little or nothing about. I have no doubt Capt. Kirk can tell you a good bit about it.
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Posted - 11/18/2005 :  5:35:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe it's a Spanish copy of the S&W K-frame,Hand Ejector, M&P model of 1902 or 1905.
Some stoning of the single action trigger sear and/or hammer may restore the SA function but Spanish commercial revolvers are likely to have soft parts.
Have a gunsmith look at it.
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Posted - 11/18/2005 :  5:47:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
La Industria Orbea, One of Spains oldest Gun Manufacturing Companies. <Founded in 1859>. Produced 10.4mm revolvers for the Italian Armed Forces.
La Industria Orbea also made French - Contract Pistols in Cal 7.65
Also manufactured made [Smith Americano] Model Revolvers..These guns with a proven design were made by many Spanish Gun Makers for use thru out European and proved to be very popular in Aisa, Africa, and South America during the 1st World War. A less common Spanish copy was the "Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless" when it appeared in 1887.. The Copy of the Smith & Wesson Military & Police was introduced in 1899..They also copied the Hand Ejector Model prior to 1936...I've seem people carry and shoot these old pre WW 11 Copies but would highly advise against Shooting without having a Compitant Gunsmith check it out for you First. The Calibers produced were .32 S&W, .38 S&W,and .44...and once in awhile the Rare .22 will surface...Remember...These are Copies of the Smith and Wesson Handguns...Not Made under Contract or approval......

Captain Kirk, Tech Staff<P><BR>

Edited by - on 11/18/2005 5:50:57 PM
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