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  1. #1

    Nov 2007
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    Colonial boot pistol!!

    Does anyone know what type and what year this pistol was made? It was found off of Braddock's road. And how much are they worth? Thanks

    Bill(pa)
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    Re: Colonial boot pistol!!

    a few more pictures would help alot
    cool none the less 8)
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    Nov 2005
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    Re: Colonial boot pistol!!

    I agree more pics......are there any markings on it....stamped on the underside? Does it have an octagon barrel?
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  4. #4

    Nov 2007
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    Re: Colonial boot pistol!!

    Theres no marking that I can see but here is a side view.
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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

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    Re: Colonial boot pistol!!

    Looks like a flintlock single shot .....maybe french because of the trigger design and the plate....hard to tell from your photos. Is it an octagon barrel....cant tell from pic. But as soon as the gun experts here see it they will be able to tell you.
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  6. #6

    Nov 2007
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    Re: Colonial boot pistol!!

    Looks to be round! Thanks

  7. #7
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    Re: Colonial boot pistol!!

    Gypsy, the hammer appears to be more of a percussion style thus putting it more in the mid 1800's.

    I'm thinking something along the lines of either:



    A good 50 bore percussion pocket pistol by D.Egg, London, with some original finish, Birmingham proof marks, circa. 1840.

    or



    A very good 60 bore percussion pocket pistol by Burrows & Son, Preston, Lancashire, retaining nearly all its original finish, 7" overall, Birmingham proof marks, circa 1840.

  8. #8
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    Re: Colonial boot pistol!!

    id give it to the 50 bore shorter and beefy
    like in the photo
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    Re: Colonial boot pistol!!

    It's difficult to tell from the pic although it could also possibly be a variation of the Philedelphia derringer. If so, some of the sideplate is missing. Is the hammer on the left or right side? Although most were hex barrels, the one linked bleow isn't.

    http://www.aaawt.com/html/firearms/f117.html


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    Re: Colonial boot pistol!!

    bust out the ruler/tap measure CRH
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  11. #11

    Nov 2007
    Harrison city, Pa
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    Re: Colonial boot pistol!!

    Thanks everyone! I'll have to get out the tape measure to check the length.

    Bill(pa)

 

 

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