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Old February 11, 2021, 04:20 AM   #7
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Now that I've done some research it was most assuredly an Ottoman Empire styled pistol. It could have been European made for the Ottomans, or it could have been made within the Ottoman Empire. It looks to have likely been altered from the style typical of the region/period, as most had a full stock and a fake ramrod.

I do not believe it a reproduction. It is possible, but I'm not aware of wide-scale ottoman flintlock pistol repros. In addition, to get the butt inlay and carving so ornate, along with the detail in the frizzen spring, would cost a small fortune even in the 1950's. Most likely an original with the metal in decent shape for it's age, but likely an altered stock.
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