Flintlock Pocket Pistol

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by JONTY F, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. JONTY F

    JONTY F New Member

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    Jun 14, 2010
    Cheshire, England
    Hi Jim,

    Real skill ALWAYS costs....so why should specialist gunsmiths be cheap??? I do understand what you say. What I have to ask myself is, if somebody else makes and fits the spring for £80, what would the little beauty be worth if I sold it on at some time in the future? I have no idea of the value of the piece, even in its present state, but would not wish to spend so much money on a project if it is not economically viable. Value is something I need to research a little before making any firm decision on employing a professional.

    Not being a collector, like most of you guys are, and as the piece is not destined to ever be fired again, I would be quite happy to settle for the pleasure of owning and handling it in its present condition....before passing it on to someone else down the timeline.

    I'm really pleased to be able to chat with you guys. Even though I am not one of the "Brotherhood of the Gun", you are prepared to find the time to give advice to me.

    My thanks.

    Jonty
     
  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    You might try Henry Krank's website

    http://www.henrykrank.com/flintlock_pistols.html

    or Google "pistol boxlock flintlock Johnson" for some Johnson pistols that are for sale now.

    As you know, condition is all important, but given the prices those guns are bringing in the UK, I certainly think that it would be well worth spending £80 to make the gun functional.

    Jim
     

  3. JONTY F

    JONTY F New Member

    8
    Jun 14, 2010
    Cheshire, England
    Hi Jim,

    Thanks for the sound advice. I'll try both your suggestions, and post up the results of the search when I have something to report.

    Cheers.

    Jonty
     
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