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Antique Probably Albanian Miquelet Pistol

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:375.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Antique Probably Albanian Miquelet Pistol
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Antique Probably Albanian Miquelet Pistol, with brass fullstock, NVSN, approx. .65 cal., 12.25'' tapered round-to-octagonal at breech iron barrel is unmarked; iron ''Patilla'' or Spanish style lock with distinctive outside mainspring and flint cock with exposed sears; solid brass fullstock is elaborately if somewhat crudely chased in relief scrolls and floral patterns, has a lemon-shaped butt with raised skull cracker, and encloses the front 5'' of the barrel; separate loop triggerguard is decorated en suite; early-style trigger with curved tail. The lock appears to be in its original Miquelet form, with unbushed touchhole. Condition is very good for the age and type. Iron surfaces have a mostly smooth gunmetal gray-brown tone (the barrel may have been etched originally, but difficult to state positively); brass shows mostly crisp designs, light wear and an aged patina. Action is very stiff and does not seem to reach cocked position; smoothbore appears relatively clean. Est.: $750-$1,000. (Antique)