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Adrian Costinea




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2017 6:43 am    Post subject: Can you please help me to identify this pistol?         Reply with quote

I found it in an old hungarian house in Transilvania and I didn't find any proof marks or a making series or anything like that, I would really appreciate if somebody cand tell me smth about it and maybe an ideea of it's value. Thanks a lot!


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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2017 7:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My knowledge of firearms is quite limited, but I CAN tell you that I believe it is a type of derringer. Muzzle-loader, with a percussion cap firing system. It appears quite plain, and not heavily decorated so it was probably a fairly inexpensive piece at the time. As far as dating goes, I would say mid to late 1800's. I could be wrong about that though. It would have been used as a pocket gun, or a 'hide-out' weapon. Very interesting. Maker? Not a clue......Maybe someone else can add more info. Happy .....McM
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2017 8:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Forgot to add.....Value? Can't really help there either, but I wouldn't plan on selling it for an early retirement. Happy ....McM
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Adrian Costinea




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2017 8:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you!
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You are most welcome. As I said, my firearm knowledge is limited, but I believe I am pretty close to correct. Once again, someone else might be able to give you more in-depth information. Happy ....McM
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Hadrian Coffin
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's a low quality percussion pocket pistol from the 19th century. They often do not have any markings, so manufacturer is impossible to say, they were easy to make and often of quite local production. Eastern Europe looks likely for that pistol.
Value wise, it's almost nothing. Even in good condition they top out around 100, in that condition you would be lucky to get 25 if that.

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Hadrian.

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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Aaaand...there ya go. Happy Thanks, Hadrian. I was thinking all of that, but just waiting for someone to confirm it. Happy ....McM
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Adrian Costinea




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PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2017 4:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks a lot for the info Hadrian! I really appreciate you took the the time to answer. Thans guys!
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