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· Diamond with Oak Clusters Bullet Member
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Nice - I really like the old big bore top breaks.

The top one in 44 Russian appears to have a trademark stamp of a New York importer (J. Galef) of the 1920s era. The 44 Russian was a popular gun in Europe before and through WWI, especially in the Balkans region.

The Brits did buy some of the Spanish made 455 Webley top breaks during WWI - I am aware of at least 4 different manufacturer names I have seen with British proofs.
 

· Diamond with Oak Clusters Bullet Member
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Interesting - well, that isn't the J. Galef import logo - however it is a Model 1914 (which was used widely in WWI). I get a kick out of the "Secret Service" logos stamped on these guns - I guess that was done to make them marketable in the US. I have seen that used on all different calibers and makes of Spanish guns, seen some mis-spelled "Secret Servise".
 

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The crown over V proof mark all over the frame, barrel crane, cylinder chambers - is typical of the Spanish revolvers accepted into the British service. What is not typical is the caliber and ton marking stamped on it. GAC is one of the normal manufacturers of these pistols.
 
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