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Old 13th August 2009, 07:39 AM   #1
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Hi,

as there is a lot of interest in early guns at this forum, I found interesting handgun at ebay, European or Asian (chinese) ?

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Old 13th August 2009, 09:29 AM   #2
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an early revolver, a three-shooter.
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Old 13th August 2009, 02:25 PM   #3
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I think it is a Chinese 3-barrel gun... I cannot tell you much more about it


EDIT: I think you should take off the eBay link until the auction is complete! Don't want to be penalized. Read the rules!

Post a picture of it or something

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Old 13th August 2009, 02:43 PM   #4
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Hi Cornelis,

This is a well known type of apparently early European form; they come with either three or four barrels and sometimes with a rest of the stick stock still in the socket. They are not rare at all.

There was a time in the first half of the 20th century when European historical weaponry was not yet aware of the types of archaic types of hanguns made in Indochina and the neighboring countries, of copper alloy and iron alike, resembling very much the forms of 14th and early 15th century European firearms. Of course, just as Indian matchlocks, they got there by sea trade and were then copied for centuries with very little alteration if ever. As they look so unbelievably archaic and authentic, some of them even found their way into European museums where they were consequently inventoried as 'German, 14th-15th c.' E.g. this is the case at the Museum Carolino Augusteum at Linz, Austria, which the seller is boasting of.

Today we know better and it was the great author and collector Howard L. Blackmore, who first identified a three barreled item in his own collection as 'oriental' and 'of uncertain date' in his 1964 booklet Firearms.

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Old 13th August 2009, 02:45 PM   #5
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And: Cornelis, please read the rules concerning live auctions!!!!

You'd better take it off and repost the thread after the sale has ended!

Michael

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Old 13th August 2009, 03:14 PM   #6
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I have removed the link .
Everyone PLEASE read the posting rules .

Sorry wrong forum; it's Jim's call .

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