Percussion cap Pistol

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  1. Oct 9, 2019 #1

    Kevin Brewer

    Kevin Brewer

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    Hi Everyone here is my other purchase, hopefully better luck here. It was marked as a 1865 gentleman's pistol. It has a rifled barrel about 0.55 Inch caliber. here are some pics, it has some maker marks on the barrel (can see in pic).

    Thanks again for any help!


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  2. Oct 10, 2019 #2

    nhmoose

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    Note Photobucket watermarks wipe out any usable parts of the photo's so who knows
     
  3. Oct 11, 2019 #3

    Kevin Brewer

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    Ha, Thanks to Zonie I have discovered the obvious button and drag/drop option! here are those pictures again with out watermarks!



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  4. Oct 11, 2019 #4

    russellshaffer

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    I can't help identify it but it sure looks nice.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2019 #5

    DOUBLEDEUCE 1

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    Very nice looking pistol ! :cool:
     
  6. Oct 13, 2019 #6

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    Crause in Herzberg. German maker in the early 1800s. This is a very finely engraved percussion conversion utilizing the engraving to cover-up screw holes. Very nice piece.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2019 #7

    Kevin Brewer

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    Thanks, for the intel - it was killing me trying to read that name, now it's Obvious! Guy who sold it had it as French, not looking at his stuff anymore.
     
  8. Oct 15, 2019 #8

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    If the price is right, I encourage you to keep looking. Selling (for them) can be dangerous if they don't know what they have.
     
  9. Oct 15, 2019 #9

    TFoley

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    It's a VERY nice find, but missing the ramrod, and the other one of the pair. This/these were a pair of gentleman's travelling pistols that may also have doubles up as target pistols, judging by the fine sights and what appears to be a set trigger.

    Here in UK we would shoot that in a target pistol competition, having had it checked over by a competent gunsmith, of course.

    Timewise, I'd put it at the beginning of the percussion era, around the 1840's, as the style is certainly not that of the 1860s - it is far too ornate and far too much physical resemblance to its flintlock predecessor. Here in Europe, by the 1860's, the railways had taken over 99% of all horse-drawn stage-coach travel, by then a hopelessly outdated anachronism along with the need to protect oneself from brigands and 'men of the road'.
     

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