My son found this old hand gun in a river. I’ve been looking online for some info but can’t find anything about it as can’t locate i’d marks ect it was a big lump of metal/mud when it came out the water but since then it has cleaned up ok ish but has major parts missing so I know it was safe! Any info is appreciated.
SJ&D revolver? Some of the lines are different from the below pic, but I think that's the maker based on the unique shape of the grip area... seems consistent anyway. That said, I don't know anything about SJ&D revolvers other than they are not seen much. Hope that helps.
The vaguely Francotte-style lever on the right-hand side of the frame, added to the grip shape and bulldog/constabulary layout of the gun as a whole leads me to believe it was possibly a Belgian revolver built for export to hardware stores and the like.
You see this a lot with cheaper Belgian exports - slightly French, slightly English, and with a grip frame that splits the difference without being completely unpalatable to Americans.
Sometimes the outline is a big clue.
This revolver has a well sculpted trigger.
Fixed cylinder as not a cylinder crane.
Most likely the cylinder axis pin doubled as the ejector rod reason for the large cap like knob.
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