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Old 20th September 2017, 06:41 PM   #5
M ELEY
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Nice piece, David. I don't think it is Eastern, despite some of the points you mention. Perhaps French made for the Eastern market, however? I've heard that many Mediterranean/French pistol makers sold to the Turks. Also, as far as the lack of a ramrod, many of the Western types had this as well, specifically boarding pistols, Houdah guns, etc.

I know there is those Turkish flintlock types that have barrel bands, lack a ramrod and frequently mimic the French types, complete with side brass designer plate, but I've never seen one of this quality/grip type.

Wow, looking back on the Forum, I just realized that you were the one that helped me identify mine, David! Thanks, BTW-

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=19900
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