Orbea parkerized 38 Largo revolver

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Sorry, no pictures of the actual gun.

I stopped in at Sooner State today. The one on 23rd west of Portland. My first time in the store just browsing through the handguns because I didn't have but a few minutes.

I saw what I thought was a parkerized S&W model 10, with a 5 inch barrel. It had S&W target grips like a Model 19. I asked, "Is that a parkerized Model 10?"
The clerk came over and I pointed out the gun. He pulled it out and broke open the cylinder and there was no model number on the frame. We both looked over the gun. I noticed the grips did not fit the bottom of the frame and stuck out over it about a quarter of an inch. I then saw the '38 Largo' on the barrel and said we either have a really old Smith or another make and model. I noticed it was missing a screw on the right side top next to the cylinder. Both of us were ignoring the paper tag which plainly said "Orbea", which meant nothing to either one of us. :anyone:

He then looked at the frame where a Smith would have Marcas Registradas. and it was marked Mallabia Spain. I said, "Well, it looks like we both learned something today." I thanked him for the look and left. I glanced at the tag and didn't really pay any attention to the price but I'm guessing it was $599?

I did find some pictures online.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbea
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I will go in again this week and get better pictures and a price. It is in a lot better shape than the one in the above pictures.

I just thought it was interesting. and it stuck out like a sore thumb being parkerized.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbea
 

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The parkerizing looks fairly recent. My old Victory model would have been Parkerized from the factory. It was blued at some later date after it was brought back from overseas.
 

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I know there used to be tons of counterfeits, that required the eventual addition of the Marcas Registradas. I just can't remember what all countries were dumping them onto the market way back when
 

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