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Predicate Object 11 Sep 1923 1923-09-11T00:00:00.000Z 1923-09-11T00:00:00.000Z 1923.32 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1923.32, W0280 2015-01-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2018-05-03T03:13:32.031Z Firearms 45 French style flintlock trade pistol, c.1800s This gun has a very long barrel for a pistol, and was possibly altered in later years. It shows signs of a rod lug under barrel. The lock is cleared of military marks, a common feature of trade arms made of military parts. No known history French style flintlock trade pistol, c.1800s flintlock; 18mm calibre (.660 inches?); long smoothbore barrel; ½ and full cock; brass fittings; possibly made from military parts; with barrel band; lanyard ring at heel, slightly bent; slight split at end of half forestock, has been repaired by use of two metal pins missing: ramrod markings: Belgium (Liege) proof marks under barrel number: [crown] / “R” under barrel; under barrel, obscured by wood: W/3;15-2” number at left rear of barrel: 588 maker: Belgium gun trade, c.1800s pistol, flintlock
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