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  1. #1
    us
    Jun 2009
    Johnstown, Pa
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    My Boot Pistol



    Hey everyone,

    Been awhile since I posted but with everything going on its hard to keep up. We go out every weekedn but just no extra time to post. Ok, so we were looking for a lost CW camp when Keith and I stubled across an area in the woods with grass. No other grass in the area, just this small patch. So we stopped and hit it and popped up some good finds. Buttons, coins, bullets. Half of a king george and most likely a very early half cent, completly toasty. Then the good find, a boot pistol with an octogon barrel. The bore is a .30 caliber. Bad thing is the woods are already growing thick with brush. Hopefully we can get back there. If someone could please identify the proof/makers marks it would be very appeciated. Thanks for looking and happy hunting. Sorry, had it under Bob's username, now I got it fixed for those who saw it.

    John DeArmitt,
    Fort Bedford Metal Detectors
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  2. #2

    Feb 2008
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    Re: My Boot Pistol

    Nice find.

  3. #3
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    Re: My Boot Pistol

    That is too cool!
    "Its a lot better for em to ask ya how ya doin than whatcha doin" -Tom Dickey

  4. #4
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    Apr 2011
    Ohio
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  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2009
    schuylkill county pa.
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    Re: My Boot Pistol

    you don't see a boot pistol posted everyday.. nice job

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2011
    Ohio
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    Re: My Boot Pistol

    nice find looks like mine except mine is broken
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    Dean

  7. #7
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    real pirate

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  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2011
    Ohio
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    Dean

  9. #9
    us
    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

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    Re: My Boot Pistol

    Belgian from the proofmark. Great find.
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

  10. #10
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    Aug 2004
    Timbuktu
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    Re: My Boot Pistol

    Cool little brass "cannon barrel" pistol.

    This style is commonly know as a "muff pistol", as these were popular with ladies for carrying concealed inside their fur hand-warmer muff while traveling on cold nights. Of course men also found these easily concealable weapons to be useful as well.

    The markings are indeed from Belgium, and more precisely the mark of Leige. These are noted in both flintlock mechanism dating from the 18th century, on through percussion firing style (utilizing a cap rather than flint) in the 1840's & 1850's. By the Civil War era and following decade, these were soon replaced by more reliable revolvers and cartridge firearms.

    CC Hunter

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    Re: My Boot Pistol

    CC Hunter beat me to the punch, but yes that mark is Liege gunworks.

    GREAT find!
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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  12. #12
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    Re: My Boot Pistol

    Nice finds!!

  13. #13
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    Artist

    Mar 2012
    Riverside, CA
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    Re: My Boot Pistol

    Awesome find!
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  14. #14
    mz
    Mar 2012
    Mozambique, Africa
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    Re: My Boot Pistol

    That's great!!!

  15. #15
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    Re: My Boot Pistol

    Nice find!

 

 
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