Well, I'm stumped on this old dog. So Im posting this here to see if anyone can either help identify this pistol, or at least direct me somewhere where I can find some info on it.
My friend brought this by me to see if I could help find a bit of info on this firearm, but I cant seem to find much of anything.
Obviously it has "Richards" stamped on the side of it. But every search I do for Richards percussion pistol brings me to Westley Richards. And none of those pistols have a lock work like this one, and the Westley Richards percussion pistols all seem to be high quality. This thing is definitely not high quality. The rear tang looks like it was profiled by a drunk man using a rock as a file.
Ive opened everything up on it and the only markings are the "Richards" stamp on the lock.
The bore measures .317 and it is smooth bore, no rifling. But it is a little rusty, so I am assuming that it is actually a .32 cal and the rust is just messing with my measurements.
It does have a set of Marbles sights on it that are installed into dovetails that were spot welded to the gun. So its got that going for it!
Any help or direction to somewhere/someone that could help will be much appreciated!
Edited by skrapyard, 13 August 2018 - 02:56 PM.