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GERMAN PERCUSSION PISTOL HELP

MFIMFI Member Posts: 8,717 ✭✭
edited March 2015 in Ask the Experts

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  • rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,533 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It looks like it was originally a flintlock belt/overcoat pistol, converted to percussion. It has a swamped barrel. Must have been decent quality to begin with. Blank lock plate doesn't look correct. Maybe when it was converted, they replaced the original lock plate?

    I believe C.L.V.D. was the maker. The word FECHT could be interpreted as FECIT, denoting fabrication in Berlin.

    Because of the Berlin marking, might be of value to a European collector. After 150+ years, and 2 world wars. Not much old German stuff, still on the market.
  • Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,604 ******
    edited November -1
    Christian Ludwig von der (CLVD) Fecht is recorded as a gunmaker in Berlin between 1769 and the year of his death in 1827.
  • BarzilliaBarzillia Member Posts: 21,917 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Spider7115
    Christian Ludwig von der (CLVD) Fecht is recorded as a gunmaker in Berlin between 1769 and the year of his death in 1827.



    yep.

    Due to the percussion lock, later conversion from flintlock.

    ca. 1800
    "Anger has two children -.hope, and courage." Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

    "Und es wird nicht hineingehen irgend ein Gemeines und das da Greuel tut und Luge,
    sondern die geschrieben sind in dem Lebensbuch des Lammes."
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