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Friday, 4 December 2015

Now I have all I need.

Brass or bronze barrel of .70 caliber, left hand brass lock flintlock. Designed to be carried on the right side so the lock faces outward away from the body.



5 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Are you left-handed?

Keith H. Burgess said...

I am right handed Gorges, but I needed one with a left hand lock so I can carry it on the right side under my belt. My hunting knife is on the left, & that is where I prefer it.
Keith.

Unknown said...

What an absolutely beautiful specimen. Do you know the year of manufacture?

- Wolf NZ Outdoors

Keith H. Burgess said...

Not sure on that Wolf. The dealer dated it late 18th century, but it was obvious that he knew little about flintlock pistols. This stock design could be anywhere from early 18th century to the second half of the 18th century. The stock is short, as is the hand grip, & is a similar shape to the early 1714 Queen Ann pistol hand grip. Anyway, I am happy with it.
Regards, Keith.

Unknown said...

Glad to hear you're happy with it - I'm betting that was an understatement. Feeling ever so slightly "jealous" :D All the best.

- Wolf NZ Outdoors