I have a eig german 22 short pistol in great shape,it is missing the screw in for the cleaner for the chamber, I would like to know how much this gun is worth?
EIG Cutlery in Miami was the parent company to F.I.E., later European American Armory, as well as Heritage Arms, Excam, and R.G. Industries. They imported the Rohm guns prior to the use of the RG name.
The fact that your gun is labeled as an EIG does not make it a better gun than the same one labeled as an RG-10.
The Rohm RG-10 also sold as the, CDM, Thalco Plinker, Rosco, Valor, Vestpocket, Western Style, Zephyr, and a bunch of other private labels.
They are the classic definition of a Saturday Night Special, also known as a "Junk Gun."
The best answer as to value is zero.
The gun is poorly made, dangerous, and should be disposed of in such a way that it can not be shot.
The reports of test-fires suggest that the alignment between the cylinder and the barrel is usually poor, and that the gun frequently sprays as much lead out between the cylinder and the barrel as goes out the front.
Blue book value on RG10's is about $40 in new-in-box condition.
Seriously, the very best thing you can do is to use a pair of pliers to break off the hammer, and then wait for one of those gun-hater buy-back programs and get your $50 or $75.
The fact that you CAN break off the hammer with a pair of pliers should tell you everything you need to know about the gun.
I believe he was asking about an EIG not an RG10
EIG was one of the many names of the chain of companies in Florida who imported the RG guns.
Through a long chain of various actions, the players always remained the same.
The poster has already agreed that the image posted -- which is an rg-10 was his gun.
Eig Cutlery in Miami was the parent company to F.I.E., which later morphed into European American Armory, as well as Heritage Arms, Excam, and eventually R.G. Industries.
Never-the-less, they were always importing guns made by Rohm Gesontheim in West Germany from the late 1950's through 1968.
EIG had a few demo guns that were precursors of the rg-10, typically called pre-rg-10's, which were "target" variations with longer barrels. Else, the action and materials is the same. The pre-rg-10's sometimes sell for as much as $125, but while collectable should not be regarded as shootable, since they suffer the same problems of excessive wear leading to timing failure as any of the RG-10 variants.
Note by the way that RG's larger guns, the ones that shoot 38's for example, are all steel and work just fine. It's only the .22 short guns that are so dangerous due to the wear characteristics of the zinc alloy the cylinder is made from.
I have the EIG 1934 22 cal. short and carry it as my consealed weapon, but also shot a few rats and squirrels with it. I paid $40 at a garage sale with a box of shells. No spray here. They say mine was made in Germany. Great for consealed. Easy to shoot, acurate and only needs cleaning. A very wise $40 spent.
Use non powder shells and it is jist fine. Use high power shells, look out! Use common sense when using certain pistols. Rohm RG10s 22lr with 3 inch barrell is a great pistol!?!!
The EIG I sold at a gun show. I bought it at a garage sale for $50. The dealer gave me $5. He said it would cost more to rebuild it then it's worth, but then said he would sell it for about $140 in new condition. I had a gun smith check it all out and he said it was dangerous as the barrel did not line up. I am now trying to get my silencer license and buy a built in silencer long barrel. They are about $1300 +, but even though I have a concealed license I am also with the VA, but have not been in house for 10 years so I should make it. Cost $250 to apply and you don't get that back.
My SNS is labeled as a York Cutlery.Co
Black w White plastic handles
Have you heard of these?
York cutlery was a trade name used on the RG-10, the worst revolver ever produced.
This revolver is made of inferior materials and poor workmanship and was banned from importation as a "Saturday Night Special" by the 1968 Gun Control Act.
These revolvers are illegal for a licensed dealer in several states to sell or even repair.
A low grade pawn shop might offer $25 for one in working condition where legal.
See MingoFrank's blog for detailed information: http://www.gunvaluesboard.com/the-rg-10-in-a-nutshell.-1797.html
Also see rBoatright's replies above with even more information.