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Old July 27, 2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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Help identify old flintlock pistol

A friend of mine found this old flintlock pistol for cheap and he's looking to figure out any information on the gun. There are no markings or words on the barrel or stock, outside of the little bit of decorative action marks. Not looking to sell, he just wants to know the history for story telling.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.





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Old July 27, 2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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I think the history could be a 1960s to 1970s Spanish made reproduction / souvenir pistol. Although I could be wrong. It certainly does not have much indication of being an antique.
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Old July 27, 2012, 02:37 PM   #3
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I agree with Winchester_73.
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Old July 27, 2012, 03:38 PM   #4
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Repro ! Might be fireable but has to be examined by a gunsmith to see if bore is OK.
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Old July 27, 2012, 05:48 PM   #5
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In case anyone here is thinking this still could be an original, check out these photos of a gun from the 1820s from my collection. Look at the differences. This one is in good to very good condition compared to whats out there. This was a flint converted to percussion. Its a model 1822 French Calvary pistol in .69 cal. One of my favorite pieces and my oldest piece.






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Old July 28, 2012, 06:07 AM   #6
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It looks very similar to my Spanish made Jukar only that one is a flintlock vs percussion. I'd guess that's what it is.
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Old July 28, 2012, 06:55 AM   #7
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Nice gun Win 73
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Old July 28, 2012, 03:07 PM   #8
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It is a CVA kit gun with the flash hole drilled oversize to help it fire. The frizzens on these guns were not hardened steel and would not spark properly.
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Old July 28, 2012, 09:06 PM   #9
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Old July 29, 2012, 09:11 AM   #10
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The biggest giveaway, that it's a 70's repop or kit gun, is the cast-in "engraving" on the lockplate & hammer - never seen on a gennie.
Also, the screw threads on the cock are too "perfect".



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Old July 30, 2012, 01:34 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the quick responses.
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