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Old 02-14-2013, 4:20 PM
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Default Old Blackpowder Flintlock Info. Anybody?

Anybody know what I might have here? No name on it that I can find.

Caliber is about 50.

Many thanks in advance.
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Old 02-14-2013, 6:20 PM
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Beautiful gun, but no idea of where it came from. Looks Moorish-influenced Spanish orArabic/North African with those inlays.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:11 PM
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Is there inlay on the barrel? Rifeling or smooth bore? Any numbers, cartouches, names, places, etc. on the gun anywhere? Gold or brass metal work?
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:09 PM
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There is inlay on the barrel. Rifled, No numbers I can see anywhere. Gold flake metal work I think and might be silver scrolling.

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It looks like a 50s-60s era Spanish flintlock replica.
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Old 02-15-2013, 5:41 PM
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If you can take the barrel out, often there are proof marks on the underside which could be a clue of it's maker and age.
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Old 02-15-2013, 6:13 PM
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It looks like a 50s-60s era Spanish flintlock replica.
That's my sense as well.
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I had a pair of Turkish replicas I bought in Izmir back in the 70's that had the exact same inlays, but the metalwork on mine wasn't nearly as nice as this one seems to have. The give-away on mine was the barrels. You could tell by looking down the muzzle that the steel was't finished well enough, and didn't seem robust enough to be a real shooter. I can't really tell with this one though.
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Old 02-16-2013, 8:40 AM
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Yeah, I remember those non-shooting "decorator" replica flintlock pistols and rifles that came from somewhere in the Moslem/Arabic/North African/Middle Easteern part of the world back in that time period. They were pretty light-weight and non-functional, and with many of them you could tell they weren't real just by looking at them...they were just kind of off and "wrong" looking. Sort of like the real cheaply made fake swords from this area, Asia, and even Mexico you used to see that were basically made out of old thin scrap sheet metal.

Does the lock and trigger function on this pistol, and is the barrel drilled all the way down with a flash hole drilled through from the pan?

Besides the decorator replicas, in many places traditional, antique and antique style firearms like this were still being used and made up until fairly recently.
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Thyat the barrel is rifled on that short barrel and the style of the screws
makes it fairly certain that it's a replica from the 60's, most likely Spanish.
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