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Spanish Miquelet lock manufactured 1817
NVSN; .66 caliber, walnut stock, "FABRICAD EN BIBAR, ANO D 1817" inlaid in silver on barrel breech, "AL BER DI" inset in triggerguard, ornate barrel inlaid with proofmarks, figures, crosses and foliage; belt hook on left side.
overall L13" barrel L7 1/4"

Provenance: Property deaccessioned from the Centennial Museum at the University of Texas at El Paso to benefit the Museum Collections Fund. (Accession #51.2.1 inked on belt hook)

Literature: Hayward, J. F. THE ART OF THE GUNMAKER VOLUME II 1660-1830. London: Barrie and Rockliff, 1963. pp.254-55.

  • Overall medium to heavy pitting on barrel, lock sideplate and triggerguard, bore badly pitted, top jaw broken off from cock but present. Ramrod not original.

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December 4, 2009 2:00 PM EST
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