First Post - need help to identify

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by danno, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. denny 714

    denny 714 Member

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    Very old important piece, Congrats and good luck.

    Denny G
  2. BullShoot

    BullShoot New Member

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    Oops, Danno, got a few more tidbits to add...

    First, I may have jumped the gun when I said your pistol was Frederick the Great. I have come across some data that I think would indicate that crest on the thumb plate could have been Frederick Wilhelm I as easily as Frederick II. Now I'm back to an ''I don't know'' status on the date. Well, I was until I found this other information...

    This data I feel more comfortable with...
    Splitt or Split, gerber or geber - the combinations all seem to refer to the same folks. Splittgerber und Daum were ''powerful Berlin Arms Manufacturers, omnibus entrepreneurs and financiers.'' Splitgerber und Daum ran the Royal Arsenal from 1723-1740 - which means your date is more likely than mine.

    Good deal, Danno.

    BullShoot
  3. Jim K

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    Excellent information.

    Jim
  4. danno

    danno New Member

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    Jim K - appreciate all your insight as well.

    I am posting a few more tonight that I have been researching and will be llokign for a lot of insight and guidance towards identification and authenticity.

    Many THANKS!

    danno
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