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    Default Eig revolver

    I recently acquired an Italian-made .38 Special revolver that is a very nice copy of an earlier (flat latch) S&W model 36. The gun was imported by Eig. I'm very familiar with Eig, but can't find the manufacturer of this gun. I know Bernardelli made S&W copies in .22 & .32, but I can find no reference to a .38-and have never seen a Bernardelli that was a contract gun. Can anyone help?
    Thanks!









    Last edited by Bill DeShivs; 08-10-2011 at 12:16 AM.

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    Bill, I believe your gun is a Luciano Giacosa made in Brescia, Nice looking gun.

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    Aha! Thank you very much!
    Do you have any other information on the maker?
    This is a well-made gun, and I'm suprised that there are so few of them. The frame is cast, but I can't tell if it is iron or steel.

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    Is it the light or is the finish turning pinkish in spots?

    Seen that pinkish color before on eastern euro gun frames and smaller parts, something to do with the grade of steel and the blueing chemicals, IIRC.

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    Yes, the finish is turning. This usually happens with cast parts. The frame is cast, but I can't tell if it's iron or steel.

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