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Old 23rd October 2021, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default Another Large Flintlock Pistol

This came to me today. A quick search shows it may be a Belgian made " sea service " pistol. I do see another thread about one of these from earlier this year. This is different in that it has marking that look Arabic ( or at least from the Ottoman region ". Other than the crack, it is in pretty good shape.
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Old 23rd October 2021, 06:23 PM   #2
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Under British control the arsenals of Taebris and Isfahan had since 1810 more or less successful sztarted to built firearms after British patterns. Because of lacking effectivity this was stopped in 1839. So the Persian government was forced to order pistols, carbines and guns in Belgium. So Liège gunmakers delivered a today unknown quantity of these pistols. Your pistol is certainly one of this order. In good condition these pistols show the sign of the Isfahan arsenal on the lockplate.
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Old 31st October 2021, 06:13 PM   #3
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Hi Corrodo

Thanks for the information as to the Persian government connection to these pistols. Belgium must have made thousands of this style pistol and shipped them - well everywhere. There seems to be one or more for sale at every auction. They are built very robust. Many muzzleloading gun enthusiests that own these pistols are still able to shoot these today.
Thanks again for the Persian connection.

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