Old pirate pistol

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by michaelv, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. michaelv

    michaelv New Member

    13
    Sep 23, 2010
    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

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    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

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    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

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    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.
     
  5. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    Jim H., I could play word games with your posting , but, I think I will let it be.:)
     
  6. BullShoot

    BullShoot New Member

    447
    May 9, 2010
    missouri ozarks
    I successfully resisted the temptation myself.

    BullShoot
     
  7. 22shot

    22shot New Member

    376
    Oct 30, 2010
    U.S.of A.
    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

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    RJay and Bullshoot,
    You should have seen the original post - this one was highly modified.
     
  9. michaelv

    michaelv New Member

    13
    Sep 23, 2010
    Thanks everyone.
     
  10. BullShoot

    BullShoot New Member

    447
    May 9, 2010
    missouri ozarks
    ''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.
     
  11. tim.sr

    tim.sr New Member

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    May 4, 2009
    MI.
    "Muff" guns "Muff" guns "Muff" guns me like.
     
  12. If ya ponder that a minute...... :eek:

    That's not too great of a clarification...... :D
     
  13. gendoikari87

    gendoikari87 Former Guest

    361
    Sep 9, 2010
    ah the changing definitions of worlds. anybody care to guess what a bundle of sticks was called back then?
     
  14. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    FAG???? (From Latin: faces - a bundle of sticks.)
     
  15. kx1a

    kx1a Member

    57
    Jul 16, 2009
    CT


    Or for that matter cigarettes in Britain
    Bill
     
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