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Author Topic: Very old flint pistol  (Read 562 times)

Online ridjrunr

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Very old flint pistol
« on: May 04, 2015, 07:37:53 AM »
Seeking input on this pistol,it along with another that is similar from a distance are in an antique shop. I didnt have a scale or caliper with but would guess it at .58/.62 cal.,smooth bore.
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Re: Very old flint pistol
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 03:27:40 PM »
First flintlock I ever seen what needed a set of keys...
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Re: Very old flint pistol
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 06:48:13 AM »
These pistols turn up at auction regular here in the UK most were made in the middle east and India for the tourist trade.
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Re: Very old flint pistol
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 06:23:22 PM »
That would explain the  sword on each side and forward of the tg on the bottom of the other one, see!
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Re: Very old flint pistol
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2015, 03:53:21 PM »
That is a tourist gun, probably made in Turkey. They turn them out in large quantities and age them in buckets of rocks. The architecture and the rather strange decoration on the butt cap, trigger guard, etc. are characteristics of those guns.

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Re: Very old flint pistol
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2015, 03:05:01 PM »
I have one with the same type of furniture.  My Dad bought it in a junk shop in old down town Beirut in 1968.  We got it home and realized the barrel was made out of an old piece of iron pipe.  I was a kid and played with it until the main spring broke.
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