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Old 11-09-2011, 05:45 PM   #11
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Bump, Still searching for answers and info about these pistols.



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Old 11-09-2011, 06:59 PM   #12
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Man I've been looking, but I haven't found anything. It does look middle eastern though, reminds me of a musket an old Afghani used to like to shoot at me.


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I thing the metal inlay may be brass rather than gold. They're beautiful and obviously handmade. I think it may be possible to narrow them down to a region and possibly an approximate time period, but to identify them any more than than will be difficult. There are/were many gunmakers in the Middle East.

I think that the inlay pattern may be the best lead you have. Various tribal regions had favorite patterns.

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Man I've been looking, but I haven't found anything. It does look middle eastern though, reminds me of a musket an old Afghani used to like to shoot at me.
Yeah the man that gave them to my grandfather was in iraq when he found them, but I dont know what time period that was and even then who knows how old they might be.
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I thing the metal inlay may be brass rather than gold. They're beautiful and obviously handmade. I think it may be possible to narrow them down to a region and possibly an approximate time period, but to identify them any more than than will be difficult. There are/were many gunmakers in the Middle East.

I think that the inlay pattern may be the best lead you have. Various tribal regions had favorite patterns.
Idk the inlay is different then the brass on the trigger and gaurds, Its different material but idk what else it could be. I might have to take them on pawn stars or american guns to have them identified lol because somebody has to have info on these somewhere and if not then they night be worth more if they are one of a kind considering the amazing pearl work and gold,
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Please keep us in the loop, this is a great gun mystery.

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Out of curiosity, do you have a down-the-barrel picture and description?

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Out of curiosity, do you have a down-the-barrel picture and description?
I do not, all I have to take pictures at the time is my cell phone and there is no flash.
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I'm thinking they are Turkish

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I'm thinking they are Turkish
They would definitely appear to be, but many things over there show Turkish and Persian influences. That just makes it even harder.


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