GUN So i finally took pics of the beauty

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  1. DK

    DK New Member

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    can any of you guys tell me something about this gun that i don't know?

    here is what i know:

    1) it's from the middle east

    2) it has some writing on top of the barrel that looks ancient greek, but isn't (i had ancient greek at school, so i think i know).

    3) the manufacturer's mark (or at least what i think is the mark) looks kinda like this:

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    (slightly curved, though)

    4) the white parts are ivory.

    EDIT: no pics of the mark or the writing because they can barely seen (the barrel is a bit rusty).
     
  2. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    It looks like there is writing under the nipple...can you take a macro of it.

    It's percussion (I think) which would limit it to the mid 1800s I am guesstimating. The logo makes me think its a European gun (because those swords look European) that might have been rearsenaled/customized by an Indian/Persian gunsmith.
     
  3. DK

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    there are two or three ornaments on it that look like writing but are in fact nothing but circles of

    I o I o I

    looking letters.

    if you want to i can upload a higher res pic of that later.
     
  4. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Where did you get it/how much?
     
  5. DK

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    inherited it. the guy who was supposed to become my godfather wrapped his porsche around a tree shortly before my birth. his wife thought i should have something from him and since i am a boy she gave my parents the gun.

    he was an archaeologist who travelled a lot and had gotten it somewhere in northern africa or the mid east.

    i really have no idea what it is worth.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Would be worth bringing it to a gunshow, just to find out
     
  7. DK

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    yeh, ill show it to a pro once i find the right one (was thinking antiques guy or historian). just wanted to hear OT's opinions first.
     
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    go on antique roadshow
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I didnt even know that thing was still around :eek3:
     
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    :rofl:

    yeh. best.show.ever. even though all i cared for was the pricetag.
     
  11. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Too bad, he sounds like he would have been a hell of a cool guy to talk to.

    Maybe research where he was digging/studying, and local cultures.
     
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    im pretty sure it is, i had to go out of town on work last month and found it on the hotel TV, could've been an old episode though
     
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    looks good and its probably worth a lot since it also has ivory parts.
     
  14. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Go put a synthetic stock and a scope on that bad boy and run a few rounds through it :eek3:
     
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    This is a repro, but if you look at the handle and action they appear really close, which makes me think it's British. British trade goods (like guns) were pretty popular commodities in the Middle East and Africa back in the day.
     
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    That pirate gun is worth at least four casks of rum.
     
  17. DK

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    well, the old stock might not be in the best of shapes, but the lock mechanism still works perfectly.

    i can see myself giving shooting it a try after getting it overhauled by a proper gunsmith.
     

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