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Offline Kim Hyatt

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Circle GDG Logo
« on: April 03, 2021, 01:24:28 AM »
Hello All! It's been awhile...

I know I've come across the name of the manufacturer whose hallmark is the circled letters G/D/G, but now I can't find it. If one of you fine folks can help me out I would appreciate it. (Picture attached.)

The gun I'm working on at the moment is an 1860 Army, proofed AA/1975. Does anyone know the meaning of the name or word right on the joint between the barrel and frame? It could be Orron, but the capital "O" also looks more like the Greek letter theta. I welcome insights, conjecture, etc. but especially hard facts. ;-)

I have another, proofed 1977. It has a five-digit serial number. The 1975 is actually a nicer gun with better fit and finish, but it also has been fired on only one trip to the range, maybe a couple dozen rounds at most.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2021, 01:28:00 AM by Kim Hyatt »

Offline Long Johns Wolf

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Re: Circle GDG Logo
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 02:59:18 AM »
That is the makers mark of Armi san Paolo/Euroarms.
This are the names of the company's founders Grassi, Doninelli and Gazzola.
These ASP Colt 1860s usually have brass backstraps.
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Re: Circle GDG Logo
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2021, 08:38:09 AM »
Thanks, Brother! For the life of me I couldn't remember those names. And both of mine have the brass backstrap. Any idea on the other name or there?
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Re: Circle GDG Logo
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2021, 09:38:52 AM »
ORION was the import company of German HEGE, back then distributor/dealer of Armi san Marco, MOFRA, Uberti and a few other Italian makers.
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