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Old April 22, 2019, 04:26 PM   #1
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Anyone Have Any Idea What This Gun Is?



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Old April 22, 2019, 05:04 PM   #2
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If the barrel is not bored through, I would say it's an early cap gun.
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Old April 22, 2019, 05:38 PM   #3
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It is bored through, it’s a smooth bore though.
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Old April 22, 2019, 06:15 PM   #4
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Then it's a kid's blank pistol.
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Old April 22, 2019, 06:20 PM   #5
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Interesting and pretty neat !!!

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No, I do not know but my SWAG on this is that it is a M/L pistol. Probably a "Muff-Pistol". Sure wish I could see a picture of what is below the hammer head on the frame. ….

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Old April 22, 2019, 07:51 PM   #6
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I’m thinking a Flobert.


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Old April 22, 2019, 09:14 PM   #7
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I'm feeling pinfire of some kind.
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Old April 22, 2019, 11:25 PM   #8
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Muzzle loaders are not bored through.
Pinfires are struck from the top.
It's possible it's a Flobert, but more likely a blank gun.
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Old April 23, 2019, 09:47 AM   #9
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It is a "Bonnie Blue" blank pistol made by Hopkins & Allen of Norwich CT in the 1870s.
Flayderman 8A-029.5
Flayderman says it is the scarcest H&A derringer. Even though a blank gun, it is worth a bit of money if you could line up a H&A collector.
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Old April 23, 2019, 11:54 AM   #10
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Old April 23, 2019, 02:27 PM   #11
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I saw a little gun like that and only markings on it were OK. It was bored through but I was convinced it was a toy. From pins it was same, hammer & trigger axels and one flat spring.
Only hammer was flat. The OPs looks like a Rim Fire hammer. Marlin made a OK derringer but wasn't what I was looking at.
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