My Bad Mr. Shark ! I Shouldn't have Jumped to the Conclusion that what you showed was Indeed the 'Gold Cup' That i Know & Heard Plenty About .. As far as a .22 , My First Pistol , A Ruger Standard model 4" Barrel , Around Middle 60's . It Was The Only .22 caliber Handgun I Ever owned if Memory serves me .Hi Mr. Shark .. With The Above Beautiful Pistols , You're Either Bragging , Or Trying to Drive 'Mr. Earl' Crazy With Your Outstanding "Gold Cup" 🍻 ! (lol)
Yes Mr. BH , Very iInteresting piece of History ! All ( I have read ) That Rohm Guns in General were not well made ( Unknown what year(s) this was reflected on .. I Almost bought a Rohm Handgun Maybe 15-20 years ago .. It also looked bit rough . I looked it up on Google back then , & it had a poor mechanical functioning . Unusual for German Made Handguns ..I Currently Have (2 ) P 38's in 9mm . One has the lighter Aluminum frame area & black painted finish . Now The Other one Is All Steel , Very Nice & in Original blue . We All have Handguns It seems we are Leary about .. In Your Case , an Unusual Gun With History !The only .22LR handgun I have and shoot is a S&W M22A1 target pistol. I almost bought a .22LR conversion kit for one of my P229s a while back for eactly the reasons stated in this thread; more economical "muscle memory" practice. Instead, I bought a green gas blowback P229 airsoft pistol for that purpose and then got to use that in brownie's FoF course he and EBL put on about 5 years ago. That was a fun course!!!
I do have one more .22LR "handgun" but I don't dare shoot the thing; it's an old chrome plated Röhm Gesellschaft (Germany) O/U .22LR Deringer I took off my mom's hands over 30 years ago because she inherited it from her late husband and didn't know what to do with or want it. That thing is tiny and looks pretty rough (needs to be refinished) and I've no interest in shooting it, but it is an interesting piece, at least to me given it's history. 🤠
Mr. BH .. WOW ! You are a Walking Encyclopedia ! Thank You For Your In Depth Info' as it's Appreciated ! The One I had in Question was a .38 Revolver .You might be referring to the U.S. branch of Röhm Gmbh (RG) established in Miami in the 1970s as "RG Industries" (later Umerex) that produced revolvers, semiautomatics, and derringers in .22LR, .25 ACP, .32 S&W, and .38 Special. Their RD 14 revolver in .22LR became "famous" because the RG 14 is the gun that John Hinkley, Jr. used to try and assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981. The RD line was inexpensive and thus, as you say, not well made firearms. The RD revolvers, in particular, is where the term "Saturday Night Special" came from because they were cheap, which made law enforcement believe they were mostly of interest mainly to street criminals looking for a cheap, disposable handgun.
Hi Mr. Shark - Thanks for the Info On the Clones , as they had me tricked for sure ! I looked one up On Google in .22 Cal By 'Walther' . Your $200 . Gun Is Now selling for Twice That . You have made a Wise Investment & Yes , It Definitely fills a void , as you have found it to keep 'Muscle Memory' ..Both the 22 pistols were made by Umarex. They make a large number of pistols which are copies of centerfire weapons. They also make a lot of airsoft and BB guns. I’m guessing they have some kind of licensing agreement with the major firearms companies.
They look exactly like the real thing and the illusion disappears when you pick them up and feel the recoil spring. I don’t think they’re a real quality piece but they feel the need. View attachment 70280
Not really and don't know much about a lot of guns, but as a big fan of Ronald Reagan, the history of the gun used to attempt assassination and it's manufacturer are of particular interest, especially since I inherited a derringer made by the same company.Mr. BH .. WOW ! You are a Walking Encyclopedia ! Thank You For Your In Depth Info' as it's Appreciated ! The One I had in Question was a .38 Revolver .
I learn something everyday on here . Again, Thanks For The Description !
Mr. BH .. Gotcha , However I have been On Here long enough to Have Read your Postings On 'Any subject ' . IMHO , I think You Are Selling Yourself Short ! I Know 'Intelligence' when someone Speaks on a certain subject .. I know how You Feel with the Connection to Ronald Regan's attempted assassination . What were the odds Relating to Your Family Inheritance ? .. Good , Bad Or indifferent , It Still Is a Definite Piece of History . No One Will 'Ever' Tear That Down ! 🍻🍺Not really and don't know much about a lot of guns, but as a big fan of Ronald Reagan, the history of the gun used to attempt assassination and it's manufacturer are of particular interest, especially since I inherited a derringer made by the same company.
Mr. Shark , I Do Know That Much About You & A few Other's on here ! You Also Speak with High Intelligence , as is Apparent . I guess We're Just 'Stuck In The Past' with Our All Metal "Browning" Heavily Influenced Handguns , Even Today !Gunner, I’m old-school to when it comes to steel 1911’s!