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Old July 18, 2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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Can anyone help me with what this may be? I found it going through some of my dads things. Thanks for the help!





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Old July 18, 2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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It is an original , Belgium percussion pocket pistol, probably dates from the 1840's to the 1860's. At least I see what looks like a Belgium proof mark, but your pictures are a little fuzzy, these type guns were made by every European country and the U.S.. Clear photos of all the markings ( rub some chalk into them ) would tell for sure; Also a clear picture of the muzzle end and the area just forward of the Lock,
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Old July 18, 2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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any idea what its worth ?
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Old July 18, 2012, 08:09 PM   #4
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Those are a good demonstration that old does not mean valuable. The English ones by a known maker and in top shape can bring $1500 or more; Belgian ones, with no name, and in poor condition run around $200.

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Old July 19, 2012, 11:10 AM   #5
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Belgium percussion pocket pistol, probably dates from the 1840's to the 1860's. At least I see what looks like a Belgium proof mark,
Yep it's a Belgian proof.
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