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Identify this old pistol

GunswapperGunswapper Member Posts: 791 ✭✭
edited September 2019 in Ask the Experts
Would like to know manufacturer, date of manufacture, and any other info. The only markings I see is "TRANTAR" arched over "PATENT" which is curved down under the TRANTAR on the top left of the frame and "380" on the upper left flat of the barrel and an unidentified mark on either side of the 380. Thanks in advance..





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  • lew07lew07 Member Posts: 1,093 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    British Tranter 1850-1880.Very similar to Beaumont Adams.
  • GunswapperGunswapper Member Posts: 791 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    another picture:

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  • GunswapperGunswapper Member Posts: 791 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    More Pictures.





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  • rufesnowrufesnow Member Posts: 250 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    William Tranter, British gun manufacturer, and inventor. Name was spelled with a "E". Your knock off is most likely Spanish, or less likely Belgian. The Belgian's, had to be proofed, not so the Spanish.

    No value, other than as a paper weight. Or as a conversation piece in the man cave.
  • GunswapperGunswapper Member Posts: 791 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Would this be classed as an antique and not require a FFL/
  • babunbabun Member Posts: 11,497
    edited November -1
    Gunswapper wrote:
    Would this be classed as an antique and not require a FFL/


    !860's by the real Tranter. If a knock off, could be later. No FFL needed.
  • rufesnowrufesnow Member Posts: 250 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Even though I agree with the previous poster, that this is obviously a inoperable antique. With the current anti-gun hysteria, whipped up by the lefties. Demonizing anything and anybody, who has any thing to do with guns.

    I would be very careful where you ship it. It wouldn't be worth the hassle and aggravation, IMHO. If some anti-gun retard, in one of the commie states. Would buy it from you. Having it shipped to them, directly threw the mail.

    Then blow it up, in the leftie media. With photos, showing how they have bought a dangerous gun. Through the mail. Lot of times, the game they will play. Is having it shipped to a child or known felon. For additional shock value.
  • Henry0ReillyHenry0Reilly Member Posts: 10,677 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    rufesnow wrote:
    Is having it shipped to a child or known felon. For additional shock value.

    I had a guy on an Indiana firearms site try to get me to ship 7.62x39 ammo to a suburb of Chicago. I told him get me an Indiana address or forget it.
    I used to recruit for the NRA until they sold us down the river (again!) in Heller v. DC. See my auctions (if any) under username henryreilly
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