What the heck are these?!?
As some of you may know, I recently inherited some handguns from my Uncle. This evening as I got to the bottom of the box, where I thought there were just some cleaning rags, I found 2 revolvers and a semi, and I don't know what the heck they are.
First the semi. I looks to be eastern block. It is heavy black metal. It has brown plastic grips and is single action. It was in a brown leather holster with a full covering flap. On the outside of the holster is a pocket for a mag and a cleaning rod. There was on mag in the pistol and one in the pocket. The cleaning rod is round metal, has a slot on the end and a ring for pulling it through the bore at the top. I can mind no manufactures name. The chamber, which can be seen in the ejection port appears to be marked 7.62, but there are a lot of scratches and I am not sure of that. I can find no other indications of caliber.
Next I have a small, 5 shot revolver, chrome but with a lot of rust spots. It is a top break, double action, and is marked "Smith & Wesson, Springfield Mass. There are some dates, which may refer to patent info. I find no caliber markings anywhere. It has black plastic, perhaps hard rubber, grips with the S&W logo at the tops. One on the grips is missing a "chunk" at the bottom rear. Just to get an idea of caliber, I put a .380 round in the cylinder. The projectile portion would go in, but the case was slightly to large.
The other revolver is also a top break, chrome with black grips. It is a 6 shot and a little larger than the first one described. The chrome is in much better shape and shows little rust. It is marked "Harrington & Richardson Arms Company Worcester Mass. USA Pat's Oct 4th 1887. It appears to be the same caliber and the back of the cylinder and ejection "star" have 35 stamped on them. Perhaps it is a .35 caliber?
Anyway, all 3 appear to be fully functional, but I'm not sure I would fire any of them even if I did know what ammo to get (and could find some)