St Etienne pistol

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by tinakikr, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. tinakikr

    tinakikr New Member

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    Jul 14, 2011
    Hello, my daughter came across two flint lock pistols, marked St Etienne, any idea on the value?
     
  2. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    welcome to the forum but need more information or a least pictures
     

  3. rhmc24

    rhmc24 Active Member

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Ardmore, OK
    St Etienne was a French arsenal where military arms were made for many decades, many types, sizes, models of pistols. A useful reply will require good photos including close-ups of markings and measurements of the pieces.:):):)
     
  4. hrf

    hrf Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2008
  5. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    The pic is too small to blow up, but the gun looks good. With some "aging", could it pass as original?

    Jim
     
  6. tinakikr

    tinakikr New Member

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    Jul 14, 2011
    She has two of them, one is clearly marked and very beautifully detailed. The other is a little more "plain", she sent me a pic via text messaging so I'm not sure how to download it onto the internet. The plainer one has a face on the handle and a crown on the side. I found some that looked similar online but the prices were in euros, (not sure about euros).
     
  7. hrf

    hrf Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Good quality photos are needed for any hope of identifying. If she has a decent digital camera, tell her to use the macro setting for closeups of markings.
     
  8. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    St. Etienne is a city that had a lot of different arms manufacturers.
     
  9. tinakikr

    tinakikr New Member

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    Jul 14, 2011
    Gotcha! She's sending me some pics, I'll post them as soon as they arrive.:)
     
  10. tinakikr

    tinakikr New Member

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    Jul 14, 2011
    I have some pictures but I am unable to copy and paste them into this box. any ideas?
     
  11. tinakikr

    tinakikr New Member

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    Jul 14, 2011
    I think this may do the trick!
     

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  12. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Sorry, but that is a modern gun made as a decorator. I am not sure it could even be called a reproduction as it is probably not a copy of any specific pistol and I am virtually certain it was never intended to be fired. I suspect the metal parts are cast zinc, not steel or iron.

    Guns like that are sold for display in restaurants, bars and the like to give an "old-time" look to the place. Of course, as "non-guns" they do not involve any legal problems as the display of real guns might. Surprisingly, they are reasonably well made and not cheap, often selling for $100-150.

    Jim
     
  13. tinakikr

    tinakikr New Member

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    Jul 14, 2011
    Thank you, I appreciate it!
    :)
     
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