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Old 26th April 2012, 08:37 PM   #2
Matchlock
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Hi Jean-Marc,


This is a characteristic Late-Thirty Years War 'military' wheellock saddle pistol of Netherlandish type, the rounded lock plate with beveled edges denoting that it should be assigned to the second half of the 1640's-1650.

Provided that the ramrod is the original its iron finial may be threaded for a worm and scourer for cleaning the barrel.

I cannot make out the barrel marks but their general rectangular shape, most probably struck containing capital letters, is also typical of the Netherlands. Good close-ups (!) provided, I could probably tell you more.


Best,
Michael
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