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    Sundays pistol

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ID:	656824I found this little pistol on my Sunday evening hunt.My Ace350 found it in about a foot of muddy sand.The barrel kinda just crumbled apart while cleaning it.Pretty cool anyway.Any idea of age?Thanks Mark
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    Nice find, most old iron does not last long in mud or clay.

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    us
    Jan 2011
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    And another Killer find.....HH


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    Jan 2009
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    Looks like an Ethan Allen pocket derringer .22 cal mid-late 1800's. Any markings on the brass?
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    very cool

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    When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....

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    When I first looked at it I thought it was a Stevens Gem .22 pocket pistol, but the grip is the wrong shape. (1st pic) The second pic is a "Pointer" .22 and much closer to your gun. An exact id might be difficult without markings on it. Basically it is the "Saturday Night Special" of it's day, which would be 1870's roughly to early 1900's. There were a lot of gun makers back then cranking out nearly identical guns to yours.

    It's a really cool little gun, and all the corroded iron parts are out there, you could in theory restore it to a working pistol off of your brass frame. It's something I'd be tempted to try if it were my find......

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    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    Now in the process of posting my antique photo collection at : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsecrets View Post
    Looks like an Ethan Allen pocket derringer .22 cal mid-late 1800's. Any markings on the brass?
    Great ID DeepSecrets!

    Congrats Mark!!!!

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    us
    May 2008
    New York
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    Hey guys,thanks for all the great information.Rebuilding it could be an option.Thanks again!!

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    us
    When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....

    Jan 2011
    New Orleans
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    Mark, It's not the Ethan Allen gun shown in the earlier post. It is definitely a different version. If you are interested I can try to help you find parts, but it'll be hard without it in my hands obviously. Your best bet would be to go to your next local gun show and find someone who specializes in antique pistols like that. There will be a guy, there always is..... The way it woud have worked is there would be a button on the bottom of the frame under the barrel, when you push the button, the barrel would pivot to load or unload it, they you had to pull back the hammer. it's single action only. A friend of mine had a similar one years ago, and they are neat little guns to play with as far as plinking cans goes. It's the kind of project I love. I just took on a new project gun, a bit newer, made in 1901, (todays find post) and I love fixing them up when possible.....
    "That's me, on the beach side combing the sand, metal meter in my hand, sporting a pocket full of change"...... NOFX

    Now in the process of posting my antique photo collection at : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/

 

 

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