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    Nicely Decorated Antique Albanian "Rat Tail" Miquelet Pistol.

    Approximately .62 caliber, 13-inch octagonal to round barrel with great decoration near breech. Full brass stocked with embellished motifs, some scroll and punch work throughout with accents. Typical crude miquelet lock. Appears to have a maker's mark on right side of stock forward of lockplate. Decorative cleaning rod present. Overall length: 19 3/4-inches. Note: These types of pistols [or pattern] were used in many wars in the Balkans, including the Greek uprisings.
    Provenance: Late Estate of Hiroshi Harada of Piedmont.

    Condition: Very good for its configuration and elements. Barrel lightly cleaned, showing a grey patina. Overall age and wear with scattered marks. Moderate tarnish to protected areas. Some cleaning to stock to bring out features. Marred screws. Action good. Bore dark, as expected.


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    June, 2020
    7th Sunday
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