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Old June 13, 2010, 03:19 AM   #1
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Garage sale find pedersoli pistols

I went yard saleing today and came across a set of 2 flintlock pistols they seemed to be a dualing set to me. I picked up and looked them over they were pretty cool looking and in great condition. I purchased them and took them home and closely looked them over they are a matching set of pedersoli queen anne flintlock 50 cal. pistols. they seem to be a stainless version with faces of some sort on the handles they are beautiful guns, stainless bbl's and trigger guard with brass trim and accents.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me anymore about these pistols. More about the maker, model, value, and any other information you could give me.



I would rate these pistols at 95/100 for condition


i appreciate any information
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Old June 13, 2010, 06:44 AM   #2
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The metal might be stainless, but be aware that Pedersoli makes some pretty nice stuff with steel in the white, so be prepared to keep it clean and oiled.
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Old June 13, 2010, 07:13 AM   #3
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Pedersoli makes a lot of replica muzzle loading firearms. They could be OK to shoot or be just wall hangers. Find an experienced muzzle loader to look them over before trying to use. It is possible you have a good find there. Pictures would be nice.
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Old June 13, 2010, 08:59 AM   #4
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Pedersoli makes top of the line muzzle loaders and that is reflected in the prices. Their guns are made to shoot.
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Old June 13, 2010, 09:27 AM   #5
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would 120.00 be a good price for the pair? also i will work on the pictures when i get home. they may be steel the stainless is just a guess
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Old June 13, 2010, 09:47 AM   #6
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would 120.00 be a good price for the pair?
From your perspective, I would not give it a second thought. You have given these orphans a good home. Congratulations !! ...


Be Safe !!!
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Old June 13, 2010, 09:51 AM   #7
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The are "in the white" and not stainless. Likely have never been fired except for proofing. I would post in the blackpowder forum with the information if I were you. $120.00 is a screaming good deal. No doubt.
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Old June 13, 2010, 10:05 AM   #8
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$300 would be a good price for a pair of Pedersoli flintlocks!
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Old June 13, 2010, 11:58 AM   #9
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thanks fellas....Mods would it be possible to have this moved to the blackpowder section?


also forgive me for my lack of knoweledge what does stainless in the white mean?
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Old June 13, 2010, 12:15 PM   #10
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It is not stainless in the white. They are not stainless at all, they are regular ordinance grade carbon steel, but "in the white" meaning there is no finish applied after the final polishing by the manufacturer. The steel is left "white". In fact this was a common technique at the time. Even with guns we normally think of as having a dark or brown finish. The brown we now see is really 150 or 250 years of use and patina. Many early longrifles for instance are known to have been in the white because when the barrels are dismounted, the underside, which has been kept from oxidation, is white.

Don't take this wrong, brown, fire blue, and rust blue were also available historically. It is just that white is also a viable historical option, and a very nice one when done right. The true proper final finish for a first grade "in the white" dueling set would be burnished steel.

You got a heck of a deal. Enjoy.
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Old June 13, 2010, 07:29 PM   #11
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awesome they are a pretty set i should have some pictures up later i am hoping. though i have never owned any flintlocks i figured these would be worth it at that price they may end up at auction eventually but may be a good piece to keep in the safe. may have to shoot them atleast once just to try them out
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Old June 13, 2010, 11:09 PM   #12
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If you paid only $120 for a pair of Perdesoli made flintlock pistols, you scored for the rest of the year.
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Old June 14, 2010, 05:24 AM   #13
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Talk about good Karma, $120 for just one Pedersoli would have been a deal. Congrats.
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Old June 14, 2010, 06:27 AM   #14
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The jury is in.....

....The verdict is....Guilty...of grand theft.

Congrats on an outstanding find.
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Old June 14, 2010, 07:00 AM   #15
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$120 for the pair??

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would 120.00 be a good price for the pair?
humph!! Some guys have all the luck. My story usually is "a day late or a dollar short". Excellent find there!!!
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Old June 14, 2010, 09:56 AM   #16
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Check out the price for one new Pedersoli Queen Anne from Dixie Gun Works' catalog, then you tell us if you think $120 for a pair is a good deal or not.
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Old June 14, 2010, 01:35 PM   #17
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would 120.00 be a good price for the pair?
Unfired, twice that for one of them would have been a real good price. Two of them for that price was the deal of the decade.

Congratulations on a terrific find.

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Old June 14, 2010, 09:03 PM   #18
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Do they look somewhat like this:

Image courtesy of Dixie Gun Works

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Old June 14, 2010, 10:06 PM   #19
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identical to that...
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Old June 15, 2010, 05:04 PM   #20
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here are a couple pics


pre cleaning them, they are even nicer now.
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Old June 15, 2010, 08:56 PM   #21
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You definitely got a screaming deal; the locks alone go for $50 to $75 at auction. Congrats and enjoy your flinters. I have 2 flint rifles and they are a fun diversion from percussion and modern guns.
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Old June 17, 2010, 08:36 AM   #22
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well i took them out and shot them today. They shot nicely but they just arent for me looks like i will be selling them.
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Old June 17, 2010, 10:11 AM   #23
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They shot nicely but they just arent for me looks like i will be selling them.
No reason why you shouldn't make a profit. I'll give you $125 plus shipping for the pair

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Old June 17, 2010, 02:30 PM   #24
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haha thanks fingers but i think im gonns put up at auction and see what happens =)


though i belive it was you fingers mcgee that said twice that is a good deal for 1 so i would do that if you offered it lol.=)
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Old June 17, 2010, 03:31 PM   #25
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Post a link to the auction and let some of us have a go at it.
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