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    what is this double barrel handgun

    My friend was given this pistol for putting in a hot water tank. Any help?
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    I have no idea. is it black powder?
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    I'm going to guess that it's a flare gun of some sort. In the picture where the action is open it sure looks like it takes something like a shotgun shell. It's possible that it really does fire shotgun shells but I'm thinking that flares are the more likely scenario.

    What is the inside diameter? That might help ID it.

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    diameter

    it is bigger then a 12 gauge and I had no micrometer to measure it. It is centerfire and there are no dates or other markings on it except those in the picture. The person who gave it to him had no info on the handgun.
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    I vote for marine flare gun (marine as in oceanic, not corps)

    They used a lot of brass on flare guns intended to be used around salt water.

    Is it 26mm?
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    Sure looks to be center-fire (primer in shell casing, no nipples, etc., or flintlock ignition systems). And there appears to be an ejector setup of some kind.

    A quarter will just fit in a 12ga bore. I'd expect it to be bigger.

    I'll go along with the "flare gun" guesses ....

    Looks like a British proof mark, too.

    (I'm no expert.)

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    more info will be forth coming

    I'll try to get a bore diameter. It is centerfire, but there are no markings saying caliber, maker or anything else.

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    "A quarter will just fit in a 12ga bore"

    I just mic'ed a quarter at .953 but a 12 ga. bore should be .729. A different coin perhaps?

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    IIRC I used a quarter to change choke tubes on my Savage 24 .30-30/12ga. It definitely would not go in the barrel.

    On my bedside 12ga (cylinder bore) Quarter no go, Nickel no go, Penny no go, Dime go. On my full choke 12ga, dime is a no go.
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    AARGH....

    Now I have to go to the bank and ask 'em where they got those quarters ....

    Somebody told me that, many years ago, and I dredged it up. I've been wrong before, though - particularly a day in 1975 ....

    Ooops....

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