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Flintlock ID Help

jcbrown23602jcbrown23602 Member Posts: 348 ✭✭✭
edited April 2012 in Ask the Experts
Hey guys. I have this Flintlock pistol. Looks old and the guy I got it from (who is pushing 60) said he got it from his father. But....I can't find 1 marking on it to save my life to try and ID it or date it. Starting to think maybe it's not as old as he and I thought and it's just a kit gun. Anyone able to shed some light? Thanks!

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Comments

  • Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,705 ******
    edited November -1
    Modern-made Mideast tourist piece. Probably Afghan or Pakistani. No collector value. Sorry.
  • jcbrown23602jcbrown23602 Member Posts: 348 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Spider7115
    Modern-made Mideast tourist piece. Probably Afghan or Pakistani. No collector value. Sorry.


    Are you saying it's an inoperable novelty? The hole for the spark to reach the charge is there and I cocked that sucker and sparks were flying when I pulled the trigger...hehe sort of scared me. I think it's been fired before as the stock is cracked. Thanks!! You're probably right....looks very cheap.
  • perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    I for one would not fire that VERY CRUDE item The stock may be cracked because someone used SMOKELESS powder.[V][xx(] How much do you value your eyes and maybe your life. [?][?][?] It has no PROOF MARKS [V][V][V]
  • rhmc24rhmc24 Member Posts: 1,984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It's a hobby gun someone made using an old lock and parts from various sources. No collector value whatever but might have some interest as a decorator. The lock is a variation on the idea of a Spanish miquelet lock.
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