Flintlock pistol discovered on the Melbourne Beach Site, bearing the name of the gunsmith “Ramires” and the date “1709.” Ramires, or Ramirez, is known to have worked as a gunsmith in Mexico City during the first quarter of the 18th-century. A similar pistol, also signed “Ramires” has previously been found on a proven 1715 shipwreck.
My sincere thanks to my friend Kit Carson for the following update information.
Kit Carson "Ramirez" es un apellido tipicamente español ("hijo de Ramiro"), así que bien puede ser una pistola de origen español pero fabricada en Méjico, pues a principios del siglo XVIII lo que ahora es Méjico era parte del Virreinato de Nueva España, siendo todo ello España.
Saludos. Ramirez " " is a last name typically Spanish (" Son of Ramiro "), So it may well be a gun of Spanish but manufactured in Mexico, because at the beginning of the eighteenth century what is now Mexico was part of the vice royalty of New Spain, being all this Spain. Greetings.