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Old July 25, 2013, 06:26 PM   #2
James K
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It is exactly what you bought it for, a wall hanger. "Pistols" of that general type are made throughout Central and Western Asia and North Africa as tourist souvenirs. They are usually non-functional, but that one looks like it either was made to be functional or someone altered it. The nipple and drum appear to be modern.

Regardless, I would strongly advise against attempting to fire it, since you know nothing of the materials from which it was made. That spot on the wall is calling it.

Jim
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