This item could not fly..

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This item could not fly..

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Post by Beiruty » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:13 pm

A handmade artisan non-functional pistol denied flight in checked-in luggage, at Beirut, Lebanon

https://goo.gl/photos/dkGXdxsH6PfGjCdz5
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Post by flechero » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:44 pm

Too bad... looks beautiful. Was it a non functional [actual] pistol or was it a decorative item that looked like a pistol?

I hope you were able to send it home with someone there vs. give it up.

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Post by Beiruty » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:02 pm

I was given the chance to call someone to pick it up. It is was safely sent back to my home. Few mins later, I found out the official who was operating the scanner is a buddy of my cousin at the military boot camp. Small world of Lebanon.
The trigger functions and drops the hammer. I assume a part was removed or someone welded the part where the spark from the primer would ignite the black powder. A screw was added to block any projectile from reaching down the barrel.

I think it is a disabled black powder pistol.
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Post by MeMelYup » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:38 pm

It may be nonfunctional but the artwork on the stock is nice.

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