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I know this is the Spanish forum, but figure it is close.

I remember seeing a reference to double-barreled, external hammber pistols in .32 ACP and .380 ACP produced in Argentina. Anyone know what these are/were?

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I have seen a lot of these double barrel snake guns that have come out of South America, but they were made in Spain. I have a couple in my collection ranging from 32, 38 and 44 caliber.
 

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Thanks for the info. Which companies made them? What was the intended market for them?

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I am not sure what companies made them - the ones I have are Eibar proof house marked, but no company name or monograms.

These were cheap, expedient "farm guns" used around the rural areas for shooting varmints and snakes.
 

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Thanks Bob. :)
 
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The term I have always heard used for these is "garrucha". Not sure if it is Portugese or Spanish in origin. Have seen all types of these--muzzleloaders, both smoothbored and rifled, pinfire, rimfire, and centerfire. They run from homemade-by-blacksmith to some decent ones made in Spain, Belgium, and Latin America, with every quality in between. Nicest one I've seen was an Orbea Hermanos in .44 Largo (=.44-40). Not sure if it was a prototype or perhaps even a fake, but it appeared to be very good quality. Even had SIGHTS!
 
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