Help identify this pistol

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  1. Dec 7, 2019 #1

    Kilted Cowboy

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    My nephew's grandfather gave him this flintlock pistol.
    He has no need for it wanted to know if i wanted to buy it from him.I
    am not sure what it is or a fair price.
    There are not markings on the barrel. Only marking is the word Spain stamped on the inside lock under the mainspring. Lock and trigger seem to be in good operating order and barrel shows no rust in it.I am pretty sure it is not antique. it has two hex screws that hold the front of the barrel to the stock.
     
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    Kilted Cowboy

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    Dang photo import failed.Keep getting a security error refresh page try again.
    Will try to figure out. I hate being this ignorant
     
  3. Dec 8, 2019 #3

    TFoley

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    You are 100% correct in what we have learnt so far. Any flintlock stamped 'SPAIN' is going to be a replica of some kind. Hex screws, too, are not commonly found on antique firearms of any kind. This form of fastening dates from 1910, BTW. Here in Europe, most things of that age are not classed as antiques, although, as I understand it, Jim, in the USA items of that age are as one with the New Stone Age. By way of contrast, the bridge over which I just drove into our village was built in 1200 AD, and church I drove past to get to it was 'renovated' in 1426.

    Taking the barrel out of the stock will almost certainly reveal proof marks from Eibar, the Spanish national Proof House, and maybe even the maker's name, which is most likely to be Jukar.

    Feel free to sue me if I'm too far mistook.

    PS - my dear old pal Rick W also lives in your town - he'd be more than able to put you right. You can't miss him - he's nigh on seven feet tall.
     
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  4. Dec 8, 2019 #4

    BillinOregon

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    Kilted, my friend TFoley over yonder in the "Yookay" is correct. If you can sort your photo issue, someone will likely know the precise model you have on your hands.
     
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    Kilted Cowboy

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    Thanks y'all still trying to sort photo out.
    With my limited knowledge looks like I am correct in my assessment that it is not worth much.
    I think I will pass on it and stick to my first choice. Build my own.
     

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