Challenge on to identify this gun

Lancashire Police's armed response officers brought a lighter tone to a serious matter after a gun was handed in to them on Saturday.

Saturday, 8th June 2019, 3:20 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th June 2019, 4:20 pm
The gun handed in to officers

They took to social media to ask for suggestion as to the identity of the weapon as they posted this picture of it.

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A message on their Twitter site said: "Lovely little gun found this morning and handed to us -10 arv points for correctly guessing the type of gun!"

Early answers from followers included: "It’s not a gun, it’s a Broomhandle Mauser", "British Bullodog", "Belgian Bulldog" and even "Spud"