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Old 27th April 2017, 07:37 PM   #1
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Default One blunderbuss i would like to have ...

Pictures are horrible; i thought i had enough light, but i was wrong. This one belongs to a local fellow collector, who refuses to pass it me, arguing that he already let go a couple of them to my collection.
I am amazed with the lock adornment, the atypical stock shape, the barrel engravings. In principle a Portuguese example, the trigger guard denouncing it, for one... as also having been locally acquired.
Have you guys ever seen such lock 'mirror' ? I would be much obliged for your comments.


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Old 28th April 2017, 01:49 PM   #2
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The most interesting (for me) lock, a rare mix of Museta and Mimi (as the opera says) a mixture of the classic miquelete with the "Molinhas clasp", because it has "pin" and has a false flange in the bowl, As in the classic miquelete. The half-cock chock must be on the inner curve of the side. As in the Spanish "mixed lock" the firing system is at the top, above the actual quay

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Thank you tocayo,
To avoid misunderstandings, the attribution of the "Fecho de Molinhas" name is not due to external parts of such lock system but to a specific 'playing' of its internal sears (muelles) and rods (as per attached drawing, positions #9 and #10).
The hammer type in this blunderbuss i am posting we call it here "goat's foot" (pie de cabra).

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Old 28th April 2017, 09:25 PM   #5
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The # 9 is a double spring, which activates the catch and the trigger. The # 10 is simply a rod, which has its bearing in # 11 and that only serves to guide the trigger

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Old 28th April 2017, 10:17 PM   #6
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The rod has a perpendicular projection, on which the trigger is supported, because the trigger of the lock is delayed in the position in the weapon, and thus it advances the position in which its action exerts its trigger of the weapon, not of the key

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