Adolf Frank

Calibre 12 mm or .410 ?

Adolph Frank Export Co.

This small pistol is loading by a cartridge 12mm Scheintod (= show of dead) of teargas, then not intended for leads.

It could be a question of the eagle “alfa” of the commercial punch of: Adolph Frank Export Co. from Hamburg.

D.R.P.: Deutsches Reichspatent (= Patented German after 1871)

DRGM: Deutsches Reichs Gebrauchs Muster (after 1891: Patent limited to 10 years duration).

One often finds both without number of patent on cheap goods.

There is also a punch of test (German Eagle of before 1939).