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Most likely I’d guess 1870’s-1880’s. Double barrel muzzleloading pocket pistols were common. This style was a holdover into early cartridge guns, maybe for the more affordable market. But after small revolvers became dependable they died off.

There’s a pic of a pistol identified as a French pin fire that has similar lines as yours on this page, middle of 5th down.
http://freemycollection.com/Pinfire-Guns
 
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I’ve had this for awhile now and I really like it. S&W SW99, it’s Smith’s version of the Walther P99. Walther made the frame, Smith the barrel and slide. They’re striker fired double action with no safety, just a decocker. Being D/A there’s a difference in trigger pulls between the first shot and the rest, doesn’t bother me but many people don’t care for that. Ambidextrous mag release so this is a very ambi weapon. This is a .40 and the mag holds 12 rounds. They don’t get much love so they are available cheap, but they are well built, accurate and dependable.
 
I really enjoy refurbishing these sporterzed service rifles. They are really fun to work on because most of the time they have little historical value and are cheap. This one is owned my my friend mark. It is an 8mm DWM receiver. The bolt is unmarked but is definitely not made by DWM. Somewhere along the way someone drilled and taped it for a scope, installed a custom safely and bent the bolt into its semi dog leg shape. I sanded everything down, gave the stock a face lift, and rust blued the barrel and reciever. Now my buddy Mark has a classic looking hunting rifle with some history.
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Yes it is still 8mm. The 8mm is very nice elk cartridge. I think it is because of the .30 caliber fanactics. .30-06 and .308 are like the 1911 of hunting cartridges. Its only until recently that americans have been drawn to 6.5 and 7mm mid power chamberings for big game. The .270 is an exception but it isnt as nice as the 7x57, 7mm-08.