Pistol ID Help Needed

Discussion in 'Firearm Identification' started by jpc, Apr 16, 2019.

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  1. Apr 16, 2019 #1

    jpc

    jpc

    jpc

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    Hello

    Need some help with the origin of this pistol

    Markings are CP K: K: POST

    Interesting Stampings on the lock as well

    Barrel is 8 1/2" and bore is .650

    No provision for rammer.

    take care and thanks

    jpc
     

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  2. May 1, 2019 #2

    TFoley

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    The complete absence of a ramrod has me stumped, and it was clearly made as a percussion pistol. With some care, as the witness lines on the barrel and breech plug show. I must admit to being totally stumped by this - no proof marks? A strange name/attribution? I'm sorry, jpc, i can't help you on this one.

    Best

    tac
     
  3. May 1, 2019 #3

    madsweeney

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    The hammer looks Austrian - Lorenz?. Austrians frequently did not have ramrod channels - rods were carried in the belt or backpack. I've seen that flower symbol before. Lot of people mistake it for Japanese Chrysanthemum. If I can find my notes maybe I can help with the symbols
     
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    jpc

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    Great and thanks for the information. I will search Austrian sites now looking for something similar.
    Your help with the symbols would be appreciated and take care

    jpc
     
  5. May 1, 2019 #5

    TFoley

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    I agree with you. As capandball demonstrates on one of his excellent Youtube movies, the Austro-Hungarian military DID have a habit of hanging their pistol ramrods around their neck on a lanyard, to prevent it getting lost in an affray. Can't see any AH proof marks on this though usually the huge spreadeagle and a pointed arrow.

    Research continues.........watch this space. :)
     

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