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Offline BartSr

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Japanese Flintlock
« on: July 09, 2014, 11:08:49 PM »
In a local gun store there is a "Made In Japan" stamped barrel flintlock pistol of .69 caliber for $99.95 US-Dollars.
The lock looks a bit crude but who knows.

Does anybody have any info on these pistols?

Should I offer them $50 bucks just to see what happens?

Thanks for 'to the point' answers.  {_K
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Re: Japanese Flintlock
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 11:54:05 PM »
No maker stamps? Sure it's not a older replica maybe not safe to shoot, see any proof marks? I'd  offer $50 and walk if they turn it down.
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Re: Japanese Flintlock
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 04:20:07 AM »
500 bucks worth of aggravation for 100? WOW! (?^ Leave it there its not worth it.
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Re: Japanese Flintlock
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 07:46:18 AM »
Is it new or used?
If new the store will have the paper work.
I got a hopkins and allen 45 single shot at a gun store.
This one says made in Japan. 
The hammer was sticky.
opened and cleaned carved the recess into the wood a little deeper
and works just fine.
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Re: Japanese Flintlock
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2014, 10:37:21 AM »
I have a couple of the Japanese Sea Service pistols; also sold one I had built from a kit many years ago. The problem with them is a softer frizzen (can be easily re-hardened) and a weak main spring/heavy hammer. I have seen these selling for as much as $300.00 at rendezvous and on-line.Take a look at it, check functioning (if they will let you) and make your decision. They are fun to shoot! The gun I sold is still being used as one of a pair for duelling at rendezvous! {:( At a duelling tree of course!!

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Re: Japanese Flintlock
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2014, 06:23:37 PM »
I'll see if the "store" will let me take a picture of it.
 It is a replica with British stampings on it, "Tower" and a crown.
It looks like it may have been a kit.

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Re: Japanese Flintlock
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2014, 04:25:47 AM »
DGW sold those back in the 70's for 49.00 and for 10 more they would tune the lock so it would spark. It was probably made by Miroku but Miroku would make guns however the customer specified. If it has Miroku's name on it it may be ok but Miroku also made guns for Ultra Hi which was some of worst crap to ever come down the pike.
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Re: Japanese Flintlock
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2014, 02:31:52 PM »
Hawg is right on about the Dixie guns. As I recall I got mine as a kit for $19.95 plus shipping.