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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-14-2015, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Help me identify this black powder pistol

Hi folks, This pistol has been in my family for years. It appears to be around a 30 caliber, only markings found are 2 numbers which is 67 in front of the trigger. No name on it at all. I just wish this pistol could talk! Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-14-2015, 06:35 PM
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don't know anything about it, but thanks for letting us see it. neat old gun
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that's a really cool gun.
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Thanks..It is a cool looking pistol, something a gambler might have been carrying way back when! I wish I knew the maker of this pistol so I could do some research to find the history of it.
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Re: Help me identify this black powder pistol

I did a quick Google for DERRINGER CAPLOCK, then picked images under the toolbar, and saw one or two that were close, but not quite. One was American Standard Tool Co.

Also, the Muzzleloading Forum is an option, a whole lot of years and wealth of knowledge on it, and most requests like this get an answer.

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Think these were called "Boot or Muff" pistols.

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Re: Help me identify this black powder pistol

Thanks guys. I also did a google search, finding similar, but not the same, a lot I am finding on Google has a trigger guard. I will have to post it on the Muzzleloading Form to see if it looks familiar to someone. Thanks!
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19th century muff or boot pistol for sure.

Made by the thousands in Belgium, England and here. At the time that this gun was made, Germany, England and Belgium all had mandatory proof testing. Because it does not appear to have a proof mark, it would likley be American made. Belgian proofs are usually an ELG contained within an oval, however there was also a Belgian proof that looked alot like the symbol for the British Pound.
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Have you tried to remove the furniture (wooden grips) to see if there are any marks under it?
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2015, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Help me identify this black powder pistol

Thanks for the responses Zimm, and Scottm..I haven't taken the grips off, don't want to take the chance of snapping the screw or stripping it.
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