Saturday, July 2, 2011

Pistol ID update

The pistol I found today is indeed a starting pistol made by Rohm of Germany.
The model is an RG2 and fires .22 blanks.
I dont have an age of the gun except that Rohm started making starting pistols and flare guns in the early 1950's.  This one was found at about 15cm deep.

A good one -
My not so good one -
The other side has a large cut across it which I assume is from a mower blade.


Anonymous said...

Just a suggestion, but you might want to push out the clip, just in case it's still loaded. This little gun fires .22 crimped blanks, but they might have stayed dry enough to still be dangerous, especially if the port on the top of the gun is corroded shut, or filled with solid dirt.
I bought one of these new around 1958-1959, still have it.
John W.

Anonymous said...

In case you can't see the clip, it pushes out from the front, just under the fake muzzle. You should be able to push it out with a small punch. It can ONLY be pushed out from front to back. Wear some safety goggles when you're doing this.
Good luck.
John W.