Re: Can anyone identify this device on this flintlock pistol???
While unusual and complicated in it's workings, it just seems another way to cover the pan to keep the primer powder secure and dry while carrying the firearm. Firearm designers down through the ages were the Steve Jobs of ingenious devices, some practical, some really wild. your pictures, while very good, don't show any marking clear enough identify the possible maker or country of origin. What are the various markings.
Last edited by RJay; 11-29-2012 at 07:15 PM..