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Old 11-06-2011, 09:31 AM
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Question German made .22 revolver

Ever hear of a german made revolver called RS 340?
Logo looks like this.


Looking for any information on maker, for a friend.
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Not for sure..but I bet it's a Rohm...marketed as RG and FIE in the US.
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:28 PM
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Single or double action?

J.P. Sauer & Sohn made quality single action revolvers sold under a variety of trade names in the US. Herter's & Great Western were two. They generally marked the trade name in large lettering on the barrel and somewhere in much smaller lettering would be the JP Sauer & Sohn.

Rohm made double actions of widely varying quality that sold under a equally widely varying number of trade names. Add Arminus (Arminius?) to RG. The bottom of the price list qualified as paperweights. IIRC, all the frames were aluminium. Wiki says that Rohm Gmbh made firearms from 1950-2010 when they sold the line to another firm.

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Are Hawes revolvers made in Germany(West Germany) too?
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Hawes was the trade name my doddering memory wouldn't retreive. Yup, a Sauer & Sohn product also. I strongly suspect it's were made, not are made.
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I have no photo as i am just helping a friend on another forum (swedish)
http://forum.robsoft.nu/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=127554

He had no photo either but compared it to the Arminius .22lr revolver. I guessing he ment a double action
The text on the barrel said " RS 340 .22lr Made in Germany "
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@Qball, send an email to Info@waffenmuseum.eu

They should be able to help you guys out
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Could be a Reck too. Dale
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I think it is a Reck

Reck Sportwaffenfabrik
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Thank's for all sugestions,
i'll forward them to him.
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Back in the 60's a lot of single actions were made in W Germany as the earlier poster said Hawes made serveral brands, I used to have one that was a Liberty. J P Sauer would have been one of the best. Jeff

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