Can someone help with IDing a handgun?
My first post and I hope some of you knowledgable folks can help me out.
My wife is out of town settling a relative's estate and has stumbled upon a unique (to me) handgun. I have googled my brains out and have come up with nothing. I have only viewed it on her webcam and this is the best description I can come up with
It's about a foot long, single shot, with an in-line external hammer with TWO TRIGGERS within a trigger guard. I believe it breaks open like a shotgun to load as there appears to be a pin protruding vertically in front of the trigger guard. I cannot discern the caliber as she refuses to point it at her webcam. It has no markings other than a four digit number on the butt. It has wooden grips and the side plates are not a smooth blue steel. The sideplates look like a dull mottled coloring sort of what Ruger used on some of it's revolvers.
My wife is afraid to handle it insofar as trying open the action or ascertain the function of the triggers.
Knowing the previous owner (94 years old) I think the weapon may date to somewhere around WWII. He was not a gun collector, but was in that war in Europe. She has also found a Colt 45 with foreign language markings.
I wish I could provide more information, but that's all I have.
Can someone point me to a resource?
Any help appreciated
I've got a picture (finally)
How do I post a pic of this weapon?