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  1. Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    I have a hawkins flintlock pistol. Curious what it is and what the value might be?
  2. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I believe my pistol may be French (or British?). It has a small date on it: 1817. There is a signature on it engraved in script. On the top of the handle, the number 16 with a symbol above it ,is engraved in the wood. It "looks like" the name is Mareuf Roy Je Maubenge (don't know if all...
  3. Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    Picked it up today. The RS marking looks original to me but the .caliber and other numbers look quite new. Was wondering what y’all thought. Now I’m new to this, flintlocks especially, and not exactly expecting it to be a original, but any information or insight is much obliged.
  4. Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    Hello, I just joined and I have a flintlock pistol and I am trying to figure out where and when it’s from, I’ve heard it’s a replica from civil war era but I want to make sure if it is. It’s definitely not in the best shape from the surface rust, the bore is clean and so is the underside of the...
  5. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hello! I've had my great grandfather's old flint for a while now and I'd love to find out more about it. I can't find any markings but there is a recurring theme that may help identify it. It's a type of flower motif that occurs 9 times in different places around the the gun. (some photos...
  6. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    A friend owns this flintlock pistol and we were trying to figure out the approximate age and origin. It has "JC" stamped on the lock; "H213" also stamped (serial number?); the barrel is stamped as made in Belgium. We have not looked at the inside of the lock yet for any identifiers there...
  7. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    it has t 322 on the left side of the barrel on the right side next to the lock it has SAR, the lock thing. then GR with a crown
  8. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Looking for any help identifying this pistol as far as age, where it's from, & guesstimate on value. I can't find any markings on this pistol. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance...
  9. Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    I am looking for help learning more about this pair of pistols. First, I know very little about flintlocks. My brother-in-law acquired these about 10 years ago and recently gave them to me as a gift. They have many of the same markings and there looks to be writing or Roman numerals across the...
  10. Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    Please help us identify an old flintlock pistol
  11. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Dear friends, I'm hoping some of you can tell me more about this pistol (photos on youtube: ). What I've learned about the pistol is the following: --the year 1811 is stamped on the left side of the barrel near the rear --the letter "O" appears on the top of the barrel (and possibly a "G"...
  12. Technical Questions & Information
    Hello everyone, this is my first post on the site. I recently acquired a flintlock pistol from my grandfather. I have no idea whether it is authentic, or when or where it is from, and I would like to know if possible. Thanks for the help!
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