1777 Charleville

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Delpire7, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Delpire7

    Delpire7 New Member

    3
    Jun 27, 2012
    Is it a reproduction or authetic. I know it has the brass flashpan but it looks like it was never used. It has the 2 finger ridge. I could go on but the pics should reveal most of the ID's. In case you can't see it name on it is Delpire, Paris. I've done some research and I believe J Delpire was French armorour in the 1800's. Any further analysis based on the photos would be much appreciated as well as value.

    Thank you,

    Willi
     

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  2. Hammerslagger

    Hammerslagger New Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Fist impression would be repo; but do not have enough info to form a strong opinion form your pictures alone.

    Are there any proof marks anywhere on the barrel? If so, post clear pics, please.



    P.S.-> Looking at just the threads on the cock (hammer) jaw screw; me thinks repo.
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2012

  3. rhmc24

    rhmc24 Active Member

    809
    Dec 1, 2010
    Ardmore, OK
    Would like to see more and detailed pix but from what I see so far it is 100% authentic.
     
  4. Need more pictures and any more markings. Agree so far looks real and not reproduction. IF reproduction, some one took a lot of time to make it look real IMHO from what little seen so far.
     
  5. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    General question for French weapons experts. Did the French contract out for military arms or did they make them all at the government arsenals?

    I am thinking that the gun in question might have been privately made for private sale, possibly somethiing like the British volunteers or for foreign sales.

    Jim
     
  6. Delpire7

    Delpire7 New Member

    3
    Jun 27, 2012
    Thank you for the looking guys. My father is looking at selling it and I told him I would try and find out more about it. I have another Civil War era smooth bore he wants me to find out about. I'll post it today.

    Thanks Again!

    Willi
     
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