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Small Spanish Pistol. Apparently these were marketed by CVA back in the 1980's. Very good quality. Not really practical for any serious shooting. But it sure is cute. LOL....001 (Medium).JPG005 (Medium).JPG013 (Medium).JPG
 

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A Circassion Pistol restored to firing condition. Interesting that the stock is actually made from one piece of horn..Caucasian Pistol 001 (Medium).jpgCaucasian Pistol 003 (Medium).jpgCaucasian Pistol 002 (Medium).jpg
 

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A silver stocked pistol from Albania or Montenegro....DSC00092 (Medium).JPGDSC00091 (Medium).JPGDSC00102 (Medium).JPG
 

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I owned one of those Harpers Ferry pistols many years ago. Think I paid around $125.00 for it NEW back in the early 1970's. Recall I traded it at the Annual match in Friendship during the late 70's. Been so long I don't remember what I traded it for. LOL
 

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I owned one of those Harpers Ferry pistols many years ago. Think I paid around $125.00 for it NEW back in the early 1970's. Recall I traded it at the Annual match in Friendship during the late 70's. Been so long I don't remember what I traded it for. LOL
Well things change, an average new car 1970 was $3,500 and gas was under 40 cents, probably traded it for a pack of gum or a powder horn :)
Then again when you take that $125 and convert it into gallons of gas at 40 cents per gallon per 1970 price = 312 gallons, now bring that up to today's gas price (lets call it $2 gallon) and you have $624.
 

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WOW!! That one looks like it might be the real deal. Or a great looking custom copy. I seem to remember, at least in the early days, that Pedersoli made the pistols in .58 versus the original .54
 

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All of the imported Harpers Ferry flint pistols to this day are .58 bore with rifling. Only the percussion version has it right.
 

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WOW!! That one looks like it might be the real deal. Or a great looking custom copy. I seem to remember, at least in the early days, that Pedersoli made the pistols in .58 versus the original .54
It's a real one.
 

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All of the imported Harpers Ferry flint pistols to this day are .58 bore with rifling. Only the percussion version has it right.
BUT, you can order a percussion and replace the lock and have a .54 smooth flintlock just like the original.
 

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I know that the original pistols - especially in original flintlock configuration - are highly prized by collectors. They rarely come up for auction. And the bidding would go into the stratosphere. Research shows that Harpers Ferry only made some 4,000 of these pistols, with many later converted to percussion. The pistol has so much U.S. history associated with it.
Never could understand the thinking why Pedersoli made the pistol in .58 rifled.
 

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Last one. I think LOL..........I bought this from a fellow Forum member a little while back. .54 rifled barrel and all iron mounted. Think it's one of those Becky's locks (?). Not too practical for anything other than a backup gun. But thought it looked too good to pass up.001 (Medium).JPG002 (Medium).JPG005 (Medium).JPG006 (Medium).JPG
 

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