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Title Miquelet musket lock
Nationality Tunisian
Period c 1800
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This 18.5cm-long gun lock is a classic North African number. All external working parts are covered in brass sheet: plain for the lock plate, with all other elements lightly chiselled, except for the frizzen, which is extensively chiselled and engraved iron.

This is an excellent example of Tunisian lockwork of this period. There appears to be a signature in Arabic on the base of the plate by the tail of the mainspring.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Firearms : Miquelet guns : Tunisian : 19th Century]

testimonials

Bayonets arrived today, very nice!

M G, Germany, 22.06.2009

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005

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