Something for July 4 - look familiar?

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by DJB5, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. DJB5

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    With Independence Day on us, it seemed appropriate to post an image with a quintissentially American flavour. So here (if I have done it right) is a picture from a UK member of
    a pair of holster pistols made in Germany in the 1770s. These were originally flintlock and converted to percussion probably around 1830 - 1850 (bit of a shame, but a part of their history).

    So what is the connection between these pistols and the American Revolution?

    Answer: they were made by Lindenschmitt who, in the latter half of the 18th Century worked for a period in partnership with Walster, the maker of the George Washington/Lafayette pair. The ones pictured here appear, bar a couple of details such as ivory fore ends in place of rosewood and of course the later percussion conversion, to be identical.

    Craftsmanship throughout on these items is flawless.

    Hope some of the black powder enthusiasts enjoyed these.

    Happy Independence Day. 20200625_172233_compress70.jpg
     
  2. Guts3d

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    Always buy in pairs! Happy Independence day!
     

  3. DJB5

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    Thank you, although we don't tend to celebrate Independence Day so much in Britain...
     
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    Empty_Holster Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Ah, go ahead. It was a good fight and any reason to CELEBRATE works for me. Have a beer.
     
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  5. DJB5

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    Already forgotten. It did piss off George III though. I'll join you in that beer.
     
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  6. BlackEagle

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    Very nice pistols.

    Thanks for the pictures and the history.

    And thanks for remembering Independence Day. As you say, most Brits prefer to forget it.
     
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    I am the only George III here and it didn't upset me. :)
     
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  8. DJB5

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    No-one dwells on defeats. So I also picked up a (hopefully) Committee of Safety Long Land Pattern Brown Bess a while back.
     
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    Would people actually be interested?
     
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  11. BlackEagle

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    Oh yes. We love gun porn on this site. People show off their acquisitions all the time and it leads to interesting conversations.
     
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