Re: help on what i have
My best inference is that you have a pre-1891 German muzzleloading caplock pistol minus its stock. Needless to say, it appears to be in rather rough condition.
Others more knowledgeable, here, may know more, or disagree with the foregoing.
The "+ over V" proof is probably supposed to be a "crown over V" that was applied to existing firearms, when the German 1891 proof law took effect.
Hope this is in the "ballpark".
P.S.- I did not see the mark you call "+0" in your photos.
Last edited by Hammerslagger; 06-10-2012 at 12:11 PM..
Reason: Add a PS