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Old 09-21-2010, 07:55 PM   #11
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I actually live near to Waterloo.

Thanks for all your comments. I will take them to a few specialists. Most probably replicas.

I also founds some knives with swastikas on it. It looks like they are from WW1. Jeez, I have to go up the attic again
Swastikas would be from WW-II.
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Oops indeed, that would be from WW2. Although I heard that Swastikas were used in WW1 but not by the germans...
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Document what you have and where / when you found them. I would recommend a check over by a smith if you plan on shooting them. Good looking guns.
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Those all look to be kit pistols. The screws look way too modern to be from when the originals where to be made.But I would take them to a qualified gunsmith/appraiser to be sure of just what they are.
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The markings and words on the guns tell the story. You may need a VERY strong light and a magnifier on older guns.

The last, ornate flintlock is a modern, italian repro.

When looking at muzzleloaders, couple of things to consider-

The originals were deringers. Imitators were derringers. 2 R's.
Anything that says "BLACK POWDER ONLY", well, at the time of the original, that was all there was- gun would not be so marked.
DIKAR or JUKAR mark on barrel indicates a made in Spain modern repro. Used on a lot of CVA firearms.
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