New Here and have a few questions
I am new here and have a few questions. I have been into black powder guns since I was a kid. I have a few that I shoot and a few I keep safe. Today I picked up two new ones. I can not figure out there dates. Maybe someone here can send me in the right direction.
One is a Flintlock. On the left side of the barrel it has a circle with an E over a L and G over a star. On the same side it has the following words. 108 Malherb. Under those words you see what looks like leaves or garland running across. Above the words you see a few sprigs of sticks with leaves and then from right to left you see the following A pole arm, a shield with a cross on it and a drum. The right side has the following. The word Aliege on a angle with A starting from the lower left if looking at it. Under the ALiege you see a crown some strange thing that reminds me of a old comb, and one other thing that looks like s sail or something. above Aliege are two more of the sail looking things. Lower right of the top looks like a spear head. I do not think they are sails but could be about anything. I will attempt to break out my macro lens later and take pictures.
The second pistol is a percussion. On the right side of the barrel you see two things that kind of look like Crowns then a U under them. Under that you then see 7841. On the same side of the main body of the pistol just aft of were the barrel attaches you see the crown things again and the U as well. No other markings on that side. On top of the barrel just in front of the nipple you see what could be 1806.
On the bottom of the barrel you see what maybe 14 and then on the main part of the pistol you see what maybe another 14 As if saying these two parts go together. Or it could of been initials just warn down.
I hope someone here can help me figures these two new pistols out. Thanks for all your help you maybe able to give to me. Have a great day.