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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?

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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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#9 Wharfmaster

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:33 AM

Looks more like British Birmingham proof marks to me.

 

 

 

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 01:50 PM

Have you found out who the maker is?

When magnified, your 2nd picture looks to show letters near the bottom on the right side lock plate.

I don't know enough about these to be able to tell if it's a converted from Flintlock to Percussion.

I do know that often the side plate/lock were purchased pre-made from small makers and the name on the lock/plate will often be that of it's supplier.

Most often (I'm told) the Gunsmiths name would appear  (If any) on the barrel.

Any way I was able to find one that has some similarities to yours.

Here's the link to more pics/info:

https://www.antiques...stol/as093a4491

 

 

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Keep us posted and Good Luck,

Charlie-Painter777

 

 



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Posted 08 March 2020 - 04:41 PM

Maybe too late for a Ketland.  Any markings on the interior side of the lockplate?



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Posted 09 March 2020 - 04:12 AM

Percussion, not a flint conversion, looks ok. Will look in Bannerman’s catalog, likely an import around turn of century. Can you measure the bore?




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