Re: Need Help Identifying Flintlock Pistol
With that workmanship, it is almost certainly not a fake or replica. It has a Spanish look, but I am not well enough educated in Spanish guns of that era to be sure. It is hard to believe there are no markings, though.
I suggest that your friend take some good professional quality pictures (8x10, color, no cell phone) and send them to some real experts. The Smithsonian would be one possibility. (One point of concern is how the gun was "recovered"; countries are becoming very touchy about removal of valuable items they may consider part of their heritage.)
Last edited by Jim K; 03-05-2010 at 10:36 AM..