Help identifying flintlock pistol


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Ryanxia
April 11, 2011, 04:51 PM
Hello wonderful members of THR :)

I have a flintlock black powder pistol I could use a hand identifying. I don't think it's anything special but I've done some searches and there's a few that look similar to mine so I thought you fine folks could help.

Also, I'm wondering if it was made with the intention to be fired or if I should not.

I did not get a close up of the markings because it is too hard to read but they are:

Left Side:
.67 Cal. JAPAN 10216

Right Side:
"BLACK POWDER ONLY" ULTRA-HI

Thanks in advance.

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Jim Watson
April 11, 2011, 05:14 PM
These things were sold by several importers at least as early as the 1960s as the "Tower Flintlock" because of their resemblance to a British service pistol of the flint era.
They are as shootable as any smoothbore with a cheap flintlock. Not very accurate but not going to blow up in your face. A friend has one that he used to blast with pretty regularly until he moved on to other interests.

Jim K
April 11, 2011, 05:27 PM
Many (most) of those guns have soft frizzens and won't fire, but if they do, they are fun guns and safe enough with moderate black powder loads. Value is $75-100.

Jim

Ryanxia
April 11, 2011, 05:49 PM
Thank you both for your replies. I am surprised it is worth that much. I bought it as part of a bulk purchase and didn't expect to get anything from this.

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