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Old Pistol - need help identifying

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

 

Is it a percussion pistol?


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Looks more like British Birmingham proof marks to me.

 

 

 

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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-atlas.com/antique/19th_c_percussion_pistol/as093a4491

 

 

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Keep us posted and Good Luck,

Charlie-Painter777

 

 


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

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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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