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corrado26 4th November 2017 02:51 PM

2 miniatures, moukhala and wheellock pistol
 
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I got these two miniatures which have been bought in the U.S.A. as told me their seller. Is anybody here able to tell me who produced these items or where I could find other guns or pistols? The miniatures are made from - as I think - cast metal, the locks are of plastic, exactly done but not functional. The total length of the moukhala is 265mm, of the pistol 100mm.
Thanks for comments
corrado26

Rick 4th November 2017 04:59 PM

These are quite interesting pieces. Someone must be very dedicated to this idea as iirc the cost of producing dies for such an item would be quite expensive.

JamesKelly 10th March 2018 11:08 PM

Avarice.
Pure avarice.
I love that wheellock pistol and would like to have one myself (a metal version is being shipped to me soon). You might want to look on the Facebook page for:

Miniature Arms Society (MAS)

These guys, myself included, are a bit nuts about any miniature weapon, generally half-size or smaller. Someone there may be familiar with these models. MAS is a world-wide organization, started here in the USA some decades ago.

For an example, log on to:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/176...863482/?fref=nf

fernando 11th March 2018 12:21 PM

Great miniatures, corrado :cool:.
These being non actual weapons but a thematic topic per se, let us move it to the Miscellania section.

corrado26 11th March 2018 01:27 PM

That's ok

fernando 11th March 2018 02:05 PM

These corrado miniatures are fantastic. As Rick says, developing the patterns for these things is no easy task. I hope corrado finds out their origin.

fernando 11th March 2018 02:20 PM

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May i upload my couple miniatures. It is not such a brilliant job as that of corrado's examples, but i have the 'advantage' of knowing their provenance; Portuguese silver work.
It is amazing how these two different smiths cared for their work, one punctioning his State and personal hallmark in the Winchester side plate and the other caring to 'blue' the barrels of the shotgun, besides making their 'braking' functional, so as to open them by turning the top lever.


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cornelistromp 17th March 2018 10:15 AM

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ivory stocked dutch pistol of 7.5cm

best,
Jasper

corrado26 17th March 2018 02:11 PM

really wonderful, thanks a lot for showing.
corrado26

fernando 20th March 2018 11:48 AM

Fantastic piece, Jasper :cool: .


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