Re: help with identification of flintlock pistol
FWIW, I don't think it is a replica. I think it is Italian (Brescia area) from around 1710. Armi da Fuoco Italiane has pictures of very similar guns and the curled trigger is characteristic. I hesitate to assign a value, but if I am correct, I would say a minimum of $3000, and quite possibly much more.
If I had that gun, I would make every effort to have it appraised by a competent authority at Sotheby's or a museum. Your local gun shop or "the web" is just not the place to get accurate info on something like that.
Last edited by Jim K; 12-11-2009 at 03:07 PM..