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Old 23rd January 2021, 08:47 PM   #1
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Hello ALL

Here is a pic of a flintlock lock from an Ottoman style blunderbuss knee pistol.
Does anyone recognize the writing on the center and tail of the plate ?
Or is it one of the meaningless writings as on others ? Doesn't look like it's attempting to copy European letters. Thanks for any help.

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Old 23rd January 2021, 11:12 PM   #2
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The writing looks like Cyrillic, used by Russians, Ukrainians, and others in Eastern Europe.
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Old 24th January 2021, 06:05 AM   #3
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The only letter that is distinguishably Cyrillic is the backward N which is equivalent to the Latin I. The lower case i and o are common to Greek and Latin miniscule.
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Old 24th January 2021, 08:35 AM   #4
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Hi Rick,

I'm afraid to say that is the usual nonsense . gibberish, seen on many Eastern locks.

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... I'm afraid to say that is the usual nonsense . gibberish, seen on many Eastern locks...

Sure thing, i'd say .
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Old 24th January 2021, 05:12 PM   #6
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Thank you ALL for your replies.

Thanks Philip.

Kubur: That was also my thinking. Just wanted others confirmation.

Thanks again.

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Old 24th January 2021, 05:26 PM   #7
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Were nonsensical markings due to makers copying foreign firearms and their customers being illiterate? They just knew these guns should have markings and didn't understand their meaning.
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I guess basically ... yes, Will.
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