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Old January 3, 2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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Help identify this pistol

Can anyone help identify this pistol. The markings on the barrel are ?ION BROTHERS NEW ORLEANS




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Old January 3, 2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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I would say it's an Ion Brothers percussion pistol.
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Old January 3, 2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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Could we have a better picture of the marking? The gun is a saw-handle type (so called because the grip shape was the same as handsaws of the period) pistol and appears to be all metal, probably brass.

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Old January 4, 2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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I thought it was brass and it is definately all metal. I have attached a couple more pictures of the markings. My dad had given this to me 35 years ago in a box with some powder flask and other things. Just thought I would try to get some history on it for my children.

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Old January 4, 2012, 10:34 PM   #5
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Dion Brothers, New Orleans
As stated above, it is a saw-handle pistol, relatively common around the middle of the 19th Century here in the USA. Very nice workmanship.
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Old January 5, 2012, 08:46 PM   #6
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Thanks Scorch, I really appreciate the info.
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