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    Dug a nice boot pistol today (New photos of cleaned pistol added 11/29/11)

    My son Jeremy, our friend Doug, and I were hunting an old house site today and dug a nice little boot pistol. Not sure what it is yet as we haven't cleaned it.
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    Re: Dug a nice boot pistol today

    That is so cool, holy cow I would love to find something like that, can't wait to see it cleaned up! Great find!!!! Red
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    Re: Dug a nice boot pistol today

    Congrats!!! Can't wait to see what it looks like all cleaned up!!

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    Re: Dug a nice boot pistol today

    Cool pistol!

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    Re: Dug a nice boot pistol today

    Great find!Looks like a Derringer?All I find is parts!!
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    Re: Dug a nice boot pistol today

    Yeah, looks like a little Derringer to me too.
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    Re: Dug a nice boot pistol today

    GREAT FIND Rob!!! Could be CW period too. WTG, Quindy.
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    Re: Dug a nice boot pistol today

    A couple of photos after preliminary cleaning.

    I think it is ready for the tank tomorrow.
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    Re: Dug a nice boot pistol today (a couple of new photos posted)

    nice find

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    Re: Dug a nice boot pistol today (a couple of new photos posted)

    Did ya see lead in the cylinders?? Was it loaded??
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    Re: Dug a nice boot pistol today (a couple of new photos posted)

    Love the new pics, got my fingers crossed for tomorrow, can't wait to see the results! Red
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    Re: Dug a nice boot pistol today (a couple of new photos posted)

    way to cool!! cant wait to see that little thing cleaned up.

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    Re: Dug a nice boot pistol today (a couple of new photos posted)

    Nice Pistol creskol, It's a "REMINGTON - SMOOT Revolver, circa. 1875-1877" Here's what it looked like in it's hay day.
    Take Care,
    Pete,

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    By golly I think thats it Pete!
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    Cant wait Chug
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