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    Default I inherited a very old pistol from my father. Please help me identify or value.

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    My father passed a few weeks ago. Along with a few Glocks and hunting rifles, I came across a very old pistol stored in his safe. If anyone could give me a clue about this antique, I would be much appreciated. I tried to Google online, but came up with very little.

    Thanks so much for your help. My friend who is an avid gun enthusiast steered me to this site.
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    It appears to be a circa 1840, Pepperbox percussion revolver. Possibly made by J. Long of London.
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    Neat Pepper Box. What is the bore diameter? I have several of the hard to come by round ball molds. What I know about them you could write on postage stamp with a grease pencil. If I remember correctly Mark Twain once said the only safe place was in front of one when it was being fired. I have owned a few over the years but never did any research.
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    Thanks for the replies, gents. Mad Scientist, I believe you are in the right vicinity. It appears to possibly be a 1-of-a-kind revolver. No other pics online are like it, and the ones that are similar are very worn. This revolver is in pristine shape for its age.

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    If i had to guess i would say it's a modern made repro.
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    Sorry to burst your bubble but--------Not old. Not even a real pistol. Modern non firing replica.

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    So it's a replica? Thanks for all of your help. And here I thought I had something special. Oh well, I still have has Glock G23 .40 that carries some value and a few shotguns. Thanks gents!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aszager View Post
    So it's a replica? Thanks for all of your help. And here I thought I had something special. Oh well, I still have has Glock G23 .40 that carries some value and a few shotguns. Thanks gents!
    Yes, there were many reproductions of the pepperbox. Might be fireable but no reason to try. Interesting conversation piece and paperweight.

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    Replicas replicate something that was real, who knows when an authentic one will show up?
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