It acts of one of the models of signalisation pistol adopted by the Italian army at the time of the turning of centuries 1800/1900
Adoptee the year 1900, it was made out of brass or better out of bronze for the use in the navy also than in places wet.
On the contrary genuine gun Very, the gun was tilting with an extractor and the blocking of the barrel was carried out by a trigger guard with two stems through was.
The correct calibre is 27 mm and one can find complete description as well as the history in the book " pistole militari italiane " L Salvatici published by Olimpia (one finds it at Tuttostoria - Parma, see Internet for the address)
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