Old pirate pistol

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  1. michaelv

    michaelv New Member

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    Would anyone know the make and value of a "pirate" type pistol?

    Thank you for any info

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  2. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

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    It is not a pirate pistol, good grief, Jonnie Depp. It is a small percussion self defence pistol, that may be a " turn barrel " , the barrel removes for loading. It is in such bad shape I would guess a 100 dollars may be too high. I would guess it dates from the 1820 to 1860's, Just a WAG
  3. Jim K

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    I agree. It is a small American pocket pistol of around 1830. I don't think the barrel removes, but if it did, it is almost certainly too rusted to do so now. It might bring a few dollars (under $100) just because of its age, but no more.

    Jim
  4. Jim Hauff

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    These were often called "Muff" guns - women would carry them concealed in their muffs - the furry things they would insert their hands in to stay warm.
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    Jim H., I could play word games with your posting , but, I think I will let it be.:)
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    I successfully resisted the temptation myself.

    BullShoot
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    michealv

    Nice pics.

    Tryung to "match up" your little gun with what I have availible; I was suprised to find out how many maufacturers could match.

    Manhattan F.A. Mfg. Co. 1850's .36
    Bacon & Co. 1852-1858 .34
    Stocking & Co. 1849-1852 .36
    Etc.

    They all produced almost idential pistols to yours. (longer barrels being the big difference.)

    Your gun is a bit "fosilized", but I think dates to the 1850's.

    AS to value; ? to $100; only if you find the "right" buyer.
  8. Jim Hauff

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    RJay and Bullshoot,
    You should have seen the original post - this one was highly modified.
  9. michaelv

    michaelv New Member

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    Thanks everyone.
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    ''You should have seen the original post - this one was highly modified.''

    And probably a very good thing it was, too.

    It gave me a good chuckle.
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    "Muff" guns "Muff" guns "Muff" guns me like.
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    If ya ponder that a minute...... :eek:

    That's not too great of a clarification...... :D
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    ah the changing definitions of worlds. anybody care to guess what a bundle of sticks was called back then?
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    FAG???? (From Latin: faces - a bundle of sticks.)
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    Or for that matter cigarettes in Britain
    Bill
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