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#1 gitana

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:53 AM

My 80-year old father-in-law just showed this to me, said it belonged to his father. 

I don't know much about these things and hoped someone could help me identify it. Thanks!

 

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#2 gitana

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:53 AM

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#3 manayunkman

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:59 AM

That’s beautiful.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:01 AM

Is there a family story about it?

#5 gitana

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:03 AM

No story that I know of. If I can find out what it is, maybe he can figure out how his father came across it. 



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:09 AM

You’ll find out what it is.

Considering that it’s not a flintlock it’s mid 1800s.

What does it say under the hammer?

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:14 AM

The proof mark is Belgian.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:16 AM

I don't have it with me but will try to find out.

 

Is it a percussion pistol? 


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:33 AM

Looks more like British Birmingham proof marks to me.

 

 

 

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