need help identifying black powder pistol please

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by manowar2888, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. manowar2888

    manowar2888 New Member

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    hey guys from time to time i come across vintage firearms and i really dont have any knowledge of them was hopeing someone may know what this item is or could maybe direct me to someone who may know something about it.it does need some restoration but it looks quite old to me.i am unsure if it is a real weapon or if its possibly some type of prop? any info would be greatly appreciated.i dont know how to post pics on a forum so i added a link to my photobucket account.thanks in advance for any help guys !!

    http://s299.photobucket.com/albums/mm287/manowar2888/black powder/
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    At first glance, looks like a decorator item made for the tourist trade, and not as a firearm. To post pics directly, have them in your computer, and use the little paperclip icon above where you are typing- just to the right of the white smiley face.
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    "At first glance, looks like a decorator item made for the tourist trade, and not as a firearm. "

    I agree. I don't believe it is real.
     
  4. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    It looks like a decorative piece or old movie/stage prop to me as well. The workmanship is very poor and it just looks off up close, but from 10-20 feet away looks fine.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    It's junk. Has some modern looking screws. The ramrod is fake. It's poorly made. In terrible condition. Even if it was real I would never consider buying or shooting it. I've seen better made replicas for under $80.
     
  6. manowar2888

    manowar2888 New Member

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    ok thanks guys i appreciate the info,i had a feeling it may have been junk but the metal on it looked so old and worn i thought perhaps it was a very old item.thanks again for takeing the time to look at the item for me i appreciate it.
     
  7. Billygoatbandit

    Billygoatbandit New Member

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    An easy way to tell also if you have a reproduction is look at the barrel. In the old days they did not mark them "use black powder only" This is just a general remark as I did not look at the pic aft reading the more informed replies.
     
  8. jmincedev71

    jmincedev71 New Member

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    Vintage black power pistol