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    Ornate Caucasian Miquelet Rifle Dated 1831.

    Great features throughout, this 28-inch octagonal watered steel barrel with swamped muzzle, integral rear sight and multiple groove [8] rifling. Approximately .47 caliber. Miquelet lock of typical form, the cock, bridle and pan cover deeply chased with scrollwork. The lockplate is lightly chased with scrollwork on a beaded ground. Three broad silver capucines chased with bands of scrolling florals. Fruitwood stock with typical two-part fore-end and set with numerous shaped bone plaques and bone wedge escutcheons surrounded by clusters of brass and enamel roundels. Narrow butt of oval section with wooden cap secured by a silver buttplate and long, shaped bars deeply chased with scrollwork and hallmarked in two places HA, 84 and with the date 1831. The overall length is 43 1/2-inches.

    Condition: Very good as configured and shown. The barrel is showing age wear and some minor spots of pitting and handling wear. The lock with some pitting. Stock appears very good with scattered light blemishes overall. The barrel wedges missing, action functions, bore a bit dark.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2020
    6th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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