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1871 Birmingham E.I.G. Percussion authentic?

a1gunpartsa1gunparts Member Posts: 2 ✭✭
edited October 2013 in Ask the Experts
1871 Birmingham E.I.G. Percussion Pistol 65 cal ,Can any one tell me if this gun is authentic,I had a customer tell me it was a reproduction.item 370226798
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    rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,650 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=370226798




    Pryse & Redman were in business and did made firearms during that time frame. Seen and owned a number of 19th Century military pistols, over the years. Never one in the pristine condition of the one in your auction.

    Generally modern replicas are mass produced, though. And are easily found using a GOOGLE search. Although your pistol appears to me to be a modern replica, can't find another one on the net.




    EDIT #1,

    Got this photo of a authentic East India Company pistol, off the net. It's dated 1867, and of a similar pattern to yours. It's in the condition that these guns are normally found in.

    As the East India Company was terminated, and taken over by the British government during the early 1870's. The date on your's lockplate appears questionable. It doesn't seem they would have still been purchasing guns at this date.



    east-india-ha-52632a.jpg
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