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Old 2nd August 2021, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default Antique miniature wheellock pistol

I have noticed that on a number of true antique miniature wheellock pistols that they have 2 or sometimes 3 loops for chains to be attached to be worn as a kind of jewellery. I have a miniature wheellock that has one loop however on the stock behind the barrel there is an old repair which seems to be the right size and is in line with the remaining loop. Could this be where a second chain loop used to be present ? Would like to hear your thoughts
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Old 2nd August 2021, 06:03 PM   #2
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Old 2nd August 2021, 06:08 PM   #3
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Any particular section of the pistol you would like to see ?
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Old 3rd August 2021, 11:18 AM   #4
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at least the total pistol
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Old 3rd August 2021, 12:25 PM   #5
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I am trying to post more pictures but itís saying the file extension is wrong ? Also when choosing the sizes of the images they are all to large but no option for smaller size
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Old 3rd August 2021, 12:35 PM   #7
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I am thinking the old repair on the stock in the first photo could be a possible second chain loop location which seems to be featured on many true antique miniature wheellocks but I am unsure
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Do these photos help corrado ?
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As far as I know, miniatures of wheellockpistols used as a sort of personal decoration are much smaller than the pistol you show us. So I think that your pistol, which might be much too large to be used as jewellery, has never had loops for a chain. The very small miniatur made by Michael Mann is approximatly 50 mm long and has two loops, but I think your pistol is nearly three times as long.
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Old 5th August 2021, 06:24 PM   #10
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Very good point, that makes sense, I have had trouble accurately dating my wheellock pistol as I have had some experts saying that indeed it is original 17th century and some saying possibly 19th century. I have also looked at some of the screws but again I cannot come to a date myself. What is your opinion based off the photographs I have submitted
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I think I know your pistol since some time when I saw it at an US dealer. In my opinion your pistol has been made during the 19. century. Its style and the way it is made are certainly against an earlier dating - just my opinion and feeling.

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I value your opinion corrado and I am disappointed that it is probably 19th century. I still hope there is still some value even in an 19th century copy.
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