Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Southeast Florida, USA
Miquelet Pistol, decoration and maker questions
This Miquelet Pistol is one of a pair. It has a patilla style lock, a gold touch hole, a two stage pinned barrel, a steel ramrod and a side plate with an attached belt hook. The stock is Catalan style. The furniture was once blued with gold leaf in the relief. Very little of the gold leaf remains. The floral decorations on top of the barrel look like they are silver. There is a makers mark on top of the barrel and on the front of the battery. Both marks have a little gold leaf remaining. I haven't been able to locate the marks in the books that I have.
Overall Length: 11 2/8 inches
Barrel Length: 5 15/16 inches
Barrel Diameter at Muzzle: .640 inches
Weight: 1 lb, 8 5/8 ox
The only other thing I know about these pistols is that they were purchased at one of the first MACA Baltimore gun shows.
Can anyone tell me something about the barrel decorations or the maker marks? Any other comments or corrections would be appreciated too.
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