What is this Krico

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What is this Krico

Post by signalman » Mon 20 Jul 2020, 05:12

This is a picture of a gun I used to own, This example was from gun broker.com.

It is German, and German proofed with the wood grips Branded with a makers mark. I believe it is called " Krico " It is a Black powder muzzle loader.

Wondering if this was a pistol, or Fuse igniter., Powder tester, or fireworks gun, or what. it is patent marked D.R.G.M.

Can anyone help ? ?

I found the grip emblem on a Stoegers Catalog page of rifles which Identified the brand as Krico.

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Post by signalman » Mon 20 Jul 2020, 05:14

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Re: What is this Trico

Post by BrunoH » Mon 20 Jul 2020, 05:37

Hi,
I'm pretty sure you find that Krico still exists and is for the firm KRICO: KRIEGESKORTE & CO STUTTGART
https://krico.eu/historie/
Maybe, you can contact them (https://krico.eu/kontakt/) to get some details regarding this strange gun whatever it has been made for.
Best regards

It's described as a starter pistol but ....
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Re: What is this Krico

Post by signalman » Mon 20 Jul 2020, 05:53

Thank you Bruno,

Krico started business as a Gunpowder Company I believe, that is why I think it might be some kind of powder tester where a known charge is put in the chamber, and a metal plate is placed under the end-cap which would be deformed when and if the ignited powder reaches a certain pressure.

I see no other reason for the end cap which screws on.

they are not particularly rare, as i have seen these two, and the one I owned, and must have passed on 3 or 4 in the last year of gun shows before the virus.
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I am still looking for ANY information regarding the European Use of the Original Costons flares from 1859 through 1881. Photo's, Patents, contracts & orders, ANY INFORMATION IS NEEDED ! !

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Re: What is this Krico

Post by Peter » Mon 20 Jul 2020, 14:39

Here is a picture of my example:
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And 2 more "hits" on the internet:
http://lmd-militaria.com/page640.html
https://www.lauritz.com/no/auksjon/perk ... /i1995733/

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