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  1. Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    Can anyone help me get some info on what I have here, I just inherited this rifle from my grandfather is in very good condition definitely all original only stamping I see on it is a w spies in very fancy letters I cannot make out what letters are coming before aw spies it also has its original...
  2. 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.
  3. Curio & Relics Forum
    I'm trying to import a black powder eprouvette from England. While it's an antique, and not classified as a firearm in the U.S., the only shippers in England who will handle it are firearms exporters. The last time I did this it was shipped to the airport and I had to go to Customs to clear the...
  4. General Firearms Discussion
    Hi all. I found this in the water on the beach of Tangier island yesterday. My son seems to think it might be a flintlock from years past. Do you have an opinion? If it is, what should I do with it?
  5. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Anyone happen to know anything about these pistols? They say Ketland & Adams in one side and London on the other! Thanks
  6. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    i know nothing about this stuff.. Ive had this for a couple years now. The firing mechanisms in it still function. But thats about it, now comsidering selling it, i need more info. age? Origin? Value? Any help would be greatly appreciated. All ive gotten so far is, that "it appears to be...
  7. 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...
  8. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    hello, I found the musket like handgun in the house, I know its probably not very old, but was curious about how old this likely is. The image has the only markings on the gun and I will be posting more images tonight.
  9. Curio & Relics Forum
    Initially, I created this post asking for people to help me identify it. Well, a guy on in Flintlock Era facebook group helped. This is a Model 1796 British Heavy Dragoon Flintlock. By the proofs on the barrel, it was made between 1796 & 1812. It was privately commissioned, which means, it...
  10. Introduction Forum
    I'm born and raised Texan. I collect lots of different handguns. Mostly WW1 & WW2 (all countries), but I've been branching out, lately. I also have a decent Colt collection. Yesterday i bought a US Navy Ames Model 1842 Percussion & a British Barnett Light Dragoon Flintlock from the...
  11. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Some information beforehand. The flintlock pistol was found by my grandfather long time ago. The area in which it was found was in the south of Bulgaria and some say it is an Ottoman design, it is possible because Bulgaria had been under Ottoman rule for over 500 years. There are no symbols, no...
  12. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Any help on identifying the manufacturer would be much appreciated.. thanks, Mike
  13. Technical Questions & Information
    I am trying to import my Grandfathers antiques, one of the items is a flintlock musket unsure if it legitimate, to be honest it holds sentimental value so even if it is a replica I will be importing it, just need to know where it comes from originally, it's make/model. tried looking online for...
  14. Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns
    Hello, First time caller here....hey, I have a Tower flintlock lock that has the proper stamp and cypher as well as several stamps on the back, including the name "wheeler". I believe it to be authentic, but for the life of me, cannot find a gun that it belongs to. I thought it was a pistol, but...
  15. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hello , I am trying to identify a flintlock pistol that I inherited from my Grandfather through my Father. My Grandfather owned a hotel at Waterloo , Belgium , for many years and collected many things from the Battle of Waterloo. He had other items from WWI and II as well. Unfortunately, when...
  16. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I have here a flintlock pistol I purchased recently. There was no identification other than “old gun” I was wondering for anybody could tell me around wha time it’s from, the maker and the origin, as well as any other information.
  17. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I have purchased a couple of Henry-Martini's from a vendor here at Bagram AB and they check out to be legit British rifles. I will make a separate post for them. I am interested in buying a Jezail but the guy is asking quite a bit of money for the "real" ones. This one has a rather large bore...
  18. Technical Questions & Information
    I'm looking to Identify and date my flintlock pistol I recently bought so I can buy a replacement frizzen and other parts. I believe it is a jukar. 45. the only marking I found was behind the lock. It's says spain. Also looking for a place to buy parts if anyone can point me in the right direction.
  19. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    It's a huge 60cm pistol with a lot of inlay work, do you think it could shoot? How much would a piece like this sell for?is 300 a fair price? Thanks
  20. 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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