Re: Flintlock Pocket Pistol
A neat little screw barrel pistol. I doubt you can find a spring, but a gunsmith should be able to make one, especially if you can work up a model from brass.
Around 20 years ago, I saw a nice pair of those in an antique shop in Oxford, with the cocks broken off. That was pretty common before the double neck cocks came into use around 1800, but I asked the owner about it. It seems the Chief Constable had sent his troops to every antique and gun store in the county with orders to disable all unregistered pistols, old or new, that they could find. No law required that for antiques, but apparently in England the CC makes his own laws. The owner told me not to mention that he told me about it, as the police had threatened his wife and child if he complained or told anyone.
That was my first experience with British poliice methods, and I understand things have gotten a lot worse.
Last edited by Jim K; 06-14-2010 at 08:11 PM..