Re: Need Help Identifying Flintlock Pistol
With all due respect to Jim, it looks like a fake to me. The "engraving" appears to be stamped appliques when it should be cut into the metal, the trigger guard should be inlet to the stock and not strip brass sitting on top of the wood. One dead giveaway would be the tightness of the lock--I suspect it is very loose with weak springs. The wood seems to be very porous. A gun with this degree of embellishment should be a fine piece of mechanical workmanship--I don't see any evidence of that.