Grandfather's Pistol

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Mikejx, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. Mikejx

    Mikejx New Member

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    Jul 16, 2006
    This is a gun my grandfather had on his wall that I have possession of. Anyone have any information of what it might be and when it might be from? Any information would be appreciated.

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    Last edited: Jul 17, 2006
  2. IShootBack

    IShootBack Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2002
    Virginia
    When I clicked on the photos, they were all the same pic.
     

  3. henry0reilly

    henry0reilly Member

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    May 22, 2004
    Indiana
  4. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    It's a Philadelphia Derringer.
    You will have to check it for proof marks to see where it was made

    Proof Marks
     
  5. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    It's not even a real gun, much less a Philadelphia derringer.
    Bill
     
  6. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Hi Mikejx......welcome to TFF. :)

    I think I have to agree with Bill.....your "gun" appears to be a "decorator" and not a real gun at all.

    But.....does it have any markings or writing on it at all? Name, dates, address, proofmarks?
     
  7. Mikejx

    Mikejx New Member

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    Jul 16, 2006
    I have not been able to locate any markings, yet. It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if it were a decorator item. He was a cheap bastard ;)
     
  8. Light Coat

    Light Coat New Member

    If there is a screw in the end of the barrel and a wick under the hammer; it is about a $15-$20 cigarette lighter. If that is the case what appears to be a screw toward the rear of the gun is for flint.
     
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