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Can you identify this 19th century air gun?

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So, I have been watching an episode of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Jeremy Brett, in which one of Moriarty's henchmen attempts to assassinate the fictional detective with an air gun. Does anyone know if this is a real arm or simply a prop? All the other firearms in that show appear to be real (e.g., Dr. Watson has a Webley, Holmes a Sharps Derringer, at least one American villain a Colt Peacemaker, etc.).

Anyway, just curious. Here are some screenshots:

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To my eye ...
its looks like a prop.
There in the last picture is a close up of the lock...and there are holes where the frizzen spring for the flintlock used to be.
Also the lock has a cut and filed flat flash pan....again a flintlock feature...
So...
it appears to me , to be a modified flintlock at the very least.
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I also suspect a pure prop. Seems a little more steampunk than the period air rifles I've seen.

Mildly OT: They now have one of the museum quality replicas of the Girandoni at the Fort Clatsop park. You have to ask nicely, but they'll let you see it in person and actually handle it.
 

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