I inherited several guns from my father (vet of WWII, Korea and Vietnam), one of which I believe I have identified as a Galand Revolver. It is stamped with a crown over CFG and a crown over G, and an E over IG, has a unique ejection system (see the pictures), and is serial # 7934. Can anyone tell me more about this gun, such as when it was manufactured, who used it and what its purpose was, and what an estimated value is? Thanks for any information you can provide.
hello,,Charles Francois Galand invented and patented the original design in 1872 of a double action locking system ,,it' was grefered to as the Schmidt-Galand and was adopted by webley and colt ,,it had a unique extracting system and he's credited to the velo dog which is one of the most copied type of revolver,,originally his company was based in Liege belgium and paris,,his company seem to have went by the way side during ww1 your revolver is called the galand revolver and was produced from 1868 into the later parts of the 1870's,,calibers noted are 7,9 and 12 mm..sometimes called the thick french rim cartridges..appearently the 12 mm saw breif service with the russian army in 1874 and the russian navy in 1874,,value guides list the value between 750 good to around 1200 vg ,,yours appeares to be be vg condition and thanks for the great pics ,,thats the first one i have ever seen ,,really a cool concept and intresting that the other manufactures used his extracting system design,,
Cool photos. What is the history of how you guys got it? WWI?
Thanks! Great info. How can I tell what caliber this one is?
I'm not sure how my father got it. He was in WWII (the end), Korea and Vietnam (25 years in the Army, in Ordinance), and he collected guns, but I don't know if he picked it up when stationed in Germany or later. One of my grandfathers was in WWI, but never stationed overseas, and the other was in WWII and served in North Africa, but I don't think this one was his. My Dad just liked cool guns, and he had quite a few that I'm trying to puzzle out. I wondered about this one for a few years before finally figuring out what some of the marking were and searching the Internet and finding out that it was probably a Galand. I always thought it was something from the old West in the US!