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Old June 3, 2012, 05:42 PM   #10
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Without photos, it's hard to say what you have. Before shooting though, if you intend to, remove the barrel and check the breech plug to make sure it is a threaded breech plug. In the 60's, there was one company putting out pistols (flintlocks) that were using an unthreaded, smooth tapered breech plug that was cross pinned in the barrel. A pistol with that type of breech plug should never be fired . . . a nice "wall hanger" but not an operating flintlock to shoot.

If you can post some photos, it would be a great help. Not all kits and kit guns have markings. If it is something that someone made up, it could very well not have any markings on it.
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