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Old 21st October 2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default A box lock bronze barrel pistol for comments.

I hope Captain Mark is not in the backstage spying on this one. He might board my ship and loot it ... together with the boarding axe .
The 13 cms. octogonal barrel has a blunderbuss profile. The bore measures 12 m/m in the chamber and 19 m/m in the muzzle.
The spring bayonet activates by pulling back the trigger guard. Safety device beind the hammer.
All in all a British pattern ... only that it was made in Liege, probably for a British contract. The poinçon dates as from 1810 ... and i would say that this pistol manufacture date must be close to that. The patina is very pleasant.
The failures are a fissure in the blade block (base) and the jaw screw thread a bit worn; i shall see the local gun smith about that.
Total length (excl. bayonet) 25 cms. Bayonet (only) blade length 8 cms. Weight 655 grams.

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Old 21st October 2014, 07:35 PM   #2
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Dear namesake

Only say I miss having a slide lock in the top of the box, which acts on media mounted (half-cock) which in turn locks the rooster (cock) and also the Frizen, through the hole that see in the picture

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Old 21st October 2014, 08:09 PM   #3
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Only say I miss having a slide lock in the top of the box, which acts on half-cock, which in turn locks the cock and also the Frizen, through the hole that we see in the picture...


It is there, Fernando

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Old 21st October 2014, 09:27 PM   #4
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Querido tocayo

Por supuesto que lo vi en la fotografia; solo quise decir que no habias dicho nada del seguro.....

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Old 21st October 2014, 09:29 PM   #5
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dear namesake

Of course I saw it in the picture; I just meant you didn't say anithing about it.....

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dear namesake

Of course I saw it in the picture; I just meant you didn't say anithing about it.....

Affectionately. Fernando K


Yes i did ... with only a couple words .

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Old 21st October 2014, 11:16 PM   #7
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dear namesake

Exactly. I beg pardon, my reading was very fast

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Old 22nd October 2014, 04:19 AM   #8
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Another beautiful find, Fernando. As you well know, these were highly favored by British naval officers to 'discourage mutinies' and for boarding. The spring-loaded bayonet device and central lock design were patents of Waters and he is most affiliated with this gun's pattern.
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Old 23rd October 2014, 08:34 PM   #9
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Thank you Mark.
Yes, examples by Waters are excelent. This one is no more than a humble competitor .
But, you know, when you don't have a dog you hunt with a cat
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