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corrado26 18th June 2022 06:25 PM

Fake or originally from Scotland?
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I found these fotos and wonder if this is a real Scottish pistol?
May be there is an answer out there!:D

broadaxe 18th June 2022 11:10 PM

While I'm a little off my field here, I tend to think it is neither an original nor fake, but a vintage 'project' someone made for recreational purposes.

Raf 19th June 2022 12:58 PM

The lock is off a French Charleville or similar. The metal pattern stock has no logic in wood. Its a D I Y project.

rickystl 2nd July 2022 07:23 PM

Hi Corado

I tend to agree with the other two responses. A big give-away that it was made for decoration only is that there are no side lock screws. Just two flat-head wood screws mounting the lock from the outside of the lock plate.

It could also be one of those Victorian era copies, where a combination of original surplus and new made parts (for then) were utilized. I'm some what leaning in this direction.


Raf 3rd July 2022 02:05 PM

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'The shot that was heard around the world'
Given the number of Charleville pistols imported into America one wonders if this is a naive attempt to emulate the Murdoch pistol which by tradition fired the first shot in the American revolutionary war at the battle of Lexington in 1775.

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