Re: Who made this flintlock pistol??
Hey bud, can't tell from the pictures. Could be some old Belgian Style military pistol. There's a few things that just don't look right. gap between frizzen and pan, lack of decoration on the lock late. The cross hatch "Checkering" going up the stock. Could also be Khyber junk. (Stuff banged out by Khyber pass area black smiths and sold to American GI's in Iraq and Afghanistan. There's alot of it coming into the country right now. I;ve seen copies of Brit rifles, with the word Enfield spelled wrong)
The file marks on the barrel and the butt cap appears to be two pieces. If it were an original, it would most likely be iron, not steel. khyber junk has been knocked togeher and sold to tourists for a 100 years.
It still might be an old original, perhaps with a replacement lock. The lock plate screws look modern. Generally, lock plate screws were finished flush on the lock side of originals.
That style of stock decoration did exist in some oldies, but wasn't generally used in Martial pistols. Have somebody like Greg Dixon look at it. Another possibility is that it was a repro made for Turner Krikland of Dixie Gunworks back in the day. he had some modern made repros banged out in Belgium and elsewhere. Some of his early guns from the fifties and early 1960's looked rough finished like the lock and with similar file marks on the barrel. Although, they usually
had proof marks on them.
A real quick check would be to see if it is iron or steel. The rust on iron isn't so reddish as what shows on the lock.