Ratus made a comment on my last post, and it got me to thinking: Maybe we could identify some of the guns that the cops claim to have gotten off the streets. I decided to begin with the picture of the two handguns. Let’s take a look:
The handgun on the top appears to be a Meridan break top hammerless revolver. Looking at the cylinder, it looks to be chambered in .32 S&W, but remember that the Meridians are not safe for use with modern ammunition, because they were all black powder pistols. This makes it useless to anyone but a collector, certainly not useful to anyone for defense or use in crime. Sold to a collector, they seem to be fetching anywhere from $50 to $100.
The one on the bottom is a bit harder. That isn’t a pony on the grips, so I don’t think it’s a Colt. That also isn’t the logo for the Spanish Ruby, so I am not sure.
If anyone sees this post and thinks they have a better handle on identifying these handguns, please let me know in the comments…