posted on Sep, 6 2014 @ 04:23 PM
Hi all, I'll start by saying I'm not much of a thread maker, but thought I just share a nice little "wall find" I made the other day. A bit of
background first. I live in a small Spanish village that was right in the middle of the heaviest fighting during the civil war, and a hotbed for the
Maquis (resistance) after.Now seeing as how the Guardia Civil executed people on a whim,i.e.suspected of aiding the Maquis, or just to send a message,
people tended to hide firearms in walls, trees, caves or wherever they could. I personally helped to locate and exhume 2 mass graves. 19 innocent men
and women who were picked at random from the village, made to dig their own grave, and then executed just to send a message.Anyway, enough of that. I
was renovating a house a couple of weeks ago, and came across this
little beauty.It's a pinfire, boxlock, can't tell the caliber, but it's just about finger size. A nice little feature is the retracting triggers
which drop down when you cock the hammers.
Well, just thought I'd share it with you. To add a bit more, a few interesting finds made by others in village lately include: A pair of flintlock
dueling pistols, a couple of Webley revolvers, a nice little .32 belgian auto no makers mark but with the longest extended mag I've
ever seen, and even a broomhandle Mauser. In fact, just the other day I buggered up a new chain on the Stihl sawing through what was left of a
moisen-nagant hidden in a tree trunk.
ETA. Sorry if I don't reply straight away, it's fiesta night in the village, and I'm going out
to have a few whiskeys, listen to crappy music, and try not to get gored by the bulls...