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Author Topic: Original Flintlock Pistol  (Read 418 times)

Offline Nutnfancy

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Original Flintlock Pistol
« on: September 05, 2020, 01:19:29 PM »
My neighbor was asked to free up the lock and make a ramrod for this flint lock pistol. A friend of his picked it up while in the service but couldn't remember where he got it, I guess he had it for around 30 years or more. We never did figure out what country it was made in. I don't remember what the cal. was but was excited getting to hold a real piece of history.

Sorry about the crummy pictures.
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Re: Original Flintlock Pistol
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 03:33:59 PM »
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Re: Original Flintlock Pistol
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2020, 03:41:47 PM »
That was what I thought also.
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Re: Original Flintlock Pistol
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2020, 06:47:24 PM »
Thanks guys! I had narrowed it down to French or Middle East. Since I can't speak or read French or any Middle Eastern language well..................
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Re: Original Flintlock Pistol
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2020, 11:43:15 PM »
Can you get a more clear picture of the barrel with the writing on it? my wife is fluent in French and may be able to help
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Re: Original Flintlock Pistol
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2020, 01:47:03 PM »
I don't have access to the gun so better pictures are not possible.
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Re: Original Flintlock Pistol
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 12:51:33 PM »
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IMO, it looks a lot like these ca. 1700's French Heavy Dragoon Pistols, used from the French & Indian War through the US Revolutionary War - and worth heavy money.




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