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Old Yesterday, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default Two European Pistols for the export market

Two European Pistols for export market
both pistols are with European components the smaller one is silver mounted
The long one may be for Greece ? OL 56 cm
Any comment on it will be welcome
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Old Today, 12:55 AM   #2
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These do look to me like they were for export to the Balkans, perhaps during the mid-19c. Could be used by many sides - the Greeks, Serbs, and the Turks, etc.
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Hi Cerjak

Yet again, two more great looking pistols !!!

I agree. Either European made for export, or assembled/decorated locally with the use of European parts. The locks and barrels look European.
Two common features I've noticed on Eastern guns: 1. The use of dome head lock plate mounting screws versus pan head screws favored on most European made guns. 2. The trigger guards on Eastern guns are simply nailed to the stock versus the use of screws and/or horizontal pins favored on European guns.
A question: Do the ramrods go the length of the barrel ? Or are they short ?

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