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Old November 19, 2017, 05:02 PM   #1
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Antique Flint Lock Q

Hey all I’m trying to find out any information on an antique flint lock pistol. It has the words Dally Paris engraved on the bottom. Anyone have any idea?
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Old November 19, 2017, 08:22 PM   #2
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"muff pistol"

What are the complete words and spellings on the breech? Any other marks besides those?

Nice looking!
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Old November 19, 2017, 08:40 PM   #3
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Few more pix

Here are a few more pix. I didn’t see any other markings or stamping on the pistol. The spelling appears to be Dally Paris, with Dally positioned above the Paris. Usually Google knows all but I can’t find anything about the maker lol.
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Old November 19, 2017, 10:41 PM   #4
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I found this on another auction.
"Unscrewable, octagonal Damascus twist barrels with smooth bores in 15 mm calibre. Finely engraved frames depicting lions and wild dogs, each one signed at the side "Dally - Paris". Hammers with dolphin engraving and slide safety, folding triggers. Finely carved grips with silverpoint inlays. Length 18.5 cm each. Nicolas Dally is verified to have lived in Paris, Rue Dauphine, from 1762-81. In 1781 he became guild master of the Paris gun makers. Cf. Der neue Stöckel, p. 264."

I could not find much more information. Still looking.
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Old November 20, 2017, 12:15 AM   #5
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I will bet this is a WW2 bring back. Our boys in France had a habit of liberating things, and something small like this would have fit in a dufflebag.
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Old November 20, 2017, 07:26 AM   #6
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Thanks for that tidbit Tidewater Kid! I def know something about bringing things back from deployments around SW Asia and Africa Slamfire so I don't doubt it's a WW2 bring back!
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Old November 20, 2017, 12:21 PM   #7
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The extra nub under the barrel makes me wonder if this has a removable barrel, and the extra metal was for the key to unscrew it (as it doesn't have the hex-or octogonal section you see in many guns of that type).
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Old November 20, 2017, 12:50 PM   #8
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Thanks for that tidbit Tidewater Kid! I def know something about bringing things back from deployments around SW Asia and Africa Slamfire so I don't doubt it's a WW2 bring back!
Things were different back then. War trophies were seen as legitimate booty for the common soldier, and every soldier could fill out paperwork and bring at least one battlefield pickup back with them. Lots of those pistols can be had with the approved paperwork from the Army. It was also a heck of a lot easier to smuggle firearms back. My grandfather-in-law was an FO, and brought back the one he was allowed, and six more Lugers and FNs. The penalty was it got taken by some supply Sgt. rather than a full blown courts marshal today. Now it is a ridiculously huge deal. Back then it just wasn't, and it was much harder to control.
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Old November 20, 2017, 12:51 PM   #9
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I'm sorry, I though I read that you "doubted it". My bad.
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