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Old 10th July 2019, 02:04 AM   #1
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Hello Friends,

Recently my father gave me a Spanish percussion pistol as a gift.
It was donated to him so there is no background info. There is an engraving on the barrel that says "FABRICADO POR PEDRO M AGUIRRE EN EIBAR 1860,"
(Made by Pedro M Aguirre in Eibar 1860). I have little knowledge about these pistols so any help in identify will be greatly appreciated. Doing an internet search I was able to find Eibar was a famous city in Spain know for its armories and that there is a gunsmith by the name of Pedro J Aguirre who started in 1864. I am wondering if Pedro M was the father.

The gun is in terrible shape so any tips on restoring would be great.

Once again thank you for your time,
Samuel
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Old 10th July 2019, 12:08 PM   #2
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Hello Samuel,
I am redirecting your thread to the European section, where your topic will hopefully receive expected answers.
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Old 10th July 2019, 02:26 PM   #3
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Pedro AGUIRRE is listed in the "Neue Stöckel" twice, one at Eibar in 1763 and the other at Eibar in 1840 to 1850. The second is also listed by W. Keith Neal, Spanish Guns and Pistols at Eibar in 1841.
So this second Pedro Aguirre must be the maker of your pistol. Unfortunately it is in a very bad state so you will have much to do in order to getting this piece in a collectable condition.
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Old 10th July 2019, 04:12 PM   #4
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The correct signature is PEDRO Ma. (Maria) DE AGUIRRE
Eibar1840-1850
Ramiro Larrañaga "Historical Synthesis of the Basque Armeria", page 195

Interesting is the method of embedding metals in the legend. I guess it will be silver, for the brightness. I do not know the technique, I guess it will not be the oriental, and it does not seem to be traditional damascene

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Old 10th July 2019, 04:44 PM   #5
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...The correct signature is PEDRO Ma. (Maria) DE AGUIRRE
Eibar1840-1850. Ramiro Larrañaga "Historical Synthesis of the Basque Armeria", page 195...

Muy bien Fernando, tocayo amigo .
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Old 11th July 2019, 03:03 AM   #6
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The correct signature is PEDRO Ma. (Maria) DE AGUIRRE
Eibar1840-1850
Ramiro Larrañaga "Historical Synthesis of the Basque Armeria", page 195

Interesting is the method of embedding metals in the legend. I guess it will be silver, for the brightness. I do not know the technique, I guess it will not be the oriental, and it does not seem to be traditional damascene

Affectionately



Your right, there is an A very lightly engraved above and to the right of the M.
The piece is in very bad shape but I would still like to have it on display at my house so I thank all of you guys for your help.
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Old 11th July 2019, 07:59 AM   #7
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You can put a little bit of walnut oil on the wood and mineral oil on the metal parts.
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