The flintlock pistol that's been in my family
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The flintlock pistol that's been in my family

A flintlock pistol has been passed down in my family for generations.

There has been an old flintlock pistol passed down in my family for generations. It's usually passed down from father to son, but I was the only child my parents had, so it's mine now.
Guns make me uncomfortable, so the fact that I have this antique pistol in my house now has me feeling a bit "off". It no longer works, so that's good. It's encased in a glass case with a lock; also good. I am just so strongly opposed to having a firearm that having one, even an antique one is very weird to me.
Normally, I would do some research, but from family history I know that this is a flintlock pistol from the 17th century. I'm not sure how many iterations of "great-grandpa" that is.
It's a lot. For those of you that may not know, a flintlock refers to any gun that uses a flintlock as it's firing mechanism. They generally aren't made today in favor of automatics.
I know that this pistol has been kept in pristine condition from generation to generation and it's been continually passed down as a time honored tradition. However, I don't have any kids and I don't think I'll have any now that I'm almost 50. I don't have any siblings and my cousins kids aren't interested in this firearm.
I think I will put it up for auction on E-bay. This seems like the most logical thing for me to do; I don't feel a lot of ties to things like this, except a tiny bit of guilt.
This is apparently Napoleon's pistol.
This is apparently Napoleon's pistol.
The butt end of the flintlock pistol that's been in my family.
The butt end of the flintlock pistol that's been in my family.
“I'm not sure how many iterations of 'great-grandpa' that is.”
Many types of antique flintlock pistols.
Many types of antique flintlock pistols.
Found a shot of someone actually firing a flintlock pistol.
Found a shot of someone actually firing a flintlock pistol.
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