Greetings. This is my first post with the Firearms Forum. I have had this flintlock assembly, (if that is the correct term?) for 30 years. I have seem similar that let me believe it is from a pistol based on its design and size. In my many attempts to identify it I have not been fortunate enough to do so.
The piece is functional in that it is not rust frozen and the flint screw moves freely and the striker and spring move freely.
There is very nice engraving on the plate and what appears to be a maker's nae of A V? Walton, Charleston followed by what seems to read patented on the bottom. I will post a photo with this thread. If anyone can help I would be grateful.
I hope I did this correctly.