You can start by looking in Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms. If you want more, you can send all the markings found on the gun along with your daytime telephone number to the Stevens Historian, Mr. John Callahan, 53 Old Quarry Road, Westfield, MA 01085. His charge is $15 to research each gun.
What are the markings on the pistol?
Blue Book of Gun Values
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Have you tried a web search. I just did and found quite a bit.
Daisy has made over 31 models of C02 pistols starting in 1962. Too many to list here. I suggest you locate a book on Bluebook of airguns to find more information.
When you buy them or find them.
I can not find any information of a Daisy model 653. However Daisy did make a model 693 BB pistol. Is this the pistol you are referring to?
Waffenfabrik Bern made pistols and rifles. Can you supply more information to help us identify the gun? firstname.lastname@example.org
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You need to find a good gunsmith.
I would also be interested in any information that you find as I also have one.
WWII Japan made one or two military type (style) revolvers, and the rest were semi-automatic Nambu pistols during the war, mostly in 8mm caliber. Single shot pistols are either antique muzzle loaders or special cartridge firing "target" pistols. Hardly no military during WWII had need of single shot pistols.
Depending on what it is, yes. You have to call Colt to find out for sure.
sorry- no public database, and the company is closed.
Best bet is to take it to a gun shop
Find a book or website that has sn data for it and look it up
Blue Book of Gun Values.
Proofhouse.com has sn tables you can look it up on.
Old catalogs and gun books would be the best place to find them
You will need to find a copy of the SCSW
Well, if you look on certain websites, you will actually find out that the 1st four pistols have the same power, but the Magnum does 10 more damage than the 1st four.
You can find information on water lily's at the library, or you can find information at a place that sells pond stuff. You can also find information from friends.