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Hi, first posting here; I got these two pistols from my late father who bought them in the middle east years ago. They were already pretty old when he got them. Wondering about what they might be and if they hold any value?

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The first one is a flintlock, but the second is percussion - but the hammer doesn't align with the nipple. The exposed condition of the locks and barrels looks to be poor. How are the bores?

Personally, I wouldn't consider them to be shootable - just wall hangers.
 

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The percussion gun does look like a tourist piece,but of a better class than most;the inlay is very well done.
The flinter,on the other hand,looks rather like a well made gun that has had a set of parts put on a new stock.Would definitly give that one more than just a second glance.Especially examine the lock,has a very French look to it,and the French were exporting locks and guns to North Africa and the Middle east for a long time.
 

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Wow, thanks guys for the quick replies. Honestly, they've been hanging around for so long in such miserable condition that I wouldn't dream of them being actually used. Actually, I'm trying to decide if it's worth bringing them over to the US with me or just letting them go in a quick sale over here, in which case they'll go for a few bucks at best...
 

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The flinter was a working gun altho the frizzen spring and nose cap are missing.
The percussion is tourist junk.
 

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If you aren't here in the US then bringing them here will be a problem. My wife and I moved here 18 months ago and the shipping company wouldn't pack my Battlestar Galactica movie prop laser pistol even. Anything that looks like any kind of gun is apparently a no no unless you have serial numbers, ownership documents etc. US Customs has all sorts of screwed up rules for bringing personal stuff into our own country even when we're moving back from overseas. We can thank DHS for making it all stupid. My movie prop was worth a couple hundred bucks - I told the shipping agent to give it to one of her kids as a gift. For the meager profit of a couple hundred bucks here I recommend you unload them there for whatever peanuts you can get.
 

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Understood; thanks for all the input guys - they won't be making the trip...
You're welcome Ducknut and welcome to our forum. Keep in touch, stay safe, and when you get back here you can build a collection with help :)
 
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