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British Sea Service Pistol For Comment

Article about: A great day at the local gun show where I purchased this British sea service flintlock pistol. The arthritic engraving on the plate and cock have me a bit worried, but there are plenty of ma

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    A great day at the local gun show where I purchased this
    British sea service flintlock pistol. The arthritic engraving
    on the plate and cock have me a bit worried, but there
    are plenty of markings on it which make it look to be
    a good, authentic piece - or at least I hope so.

    Sorry for the rather crummy pics.........
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I think you picked up a great firearm friend. I really like it.

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    That's a beauty Steve!
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    I would be a wee bit nervous about the appearance of the steel bolts head slots looking abit too untouched over the last 2 centuries. I hope I'm wrong,as it's tough to do a good looking over when not in hand, but an early 19th century or turn of the century replica of a Tower pistol? But...if it isn't...it's in amazingly fine condition and an Excellent find! Not many marks at all in that soft brass butt cap!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I'd be sorely tempted to ram a load down it and fire it...lol
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I've been thinking about it.........!
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Awesome mate...been after a nice one for years,happy for you

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    In the links above there are quite a few which resemble mine
    very closely, and I am not sure about these either. The gun
    was rather expensive, but not as high priced as the ones
    in the linked examples.........


    I also found this link to another forum. The guys there are
    poo-poo-ing the posted example:

    British Sea Service Pistol appraisal in Single Shot Pistols Forum
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    A fine authentic pistol.

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