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Old 20th April 2015, 08:54 AM   #1
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Default Moroccan Musket - Restored

Hello again. Thought I would post another gun that others may find interesting. This is a typical Moroccan Mukahla long gun from the Tetuan region. My goal for this project was to return the gun to safe firing condition, with as little restoration as necessary. The barrel and stock was cut back to a shorter length sometime back in the period. Possibly due to muzzle damage. One interesting feature is the trigger guard is brass. Most I've seen are iron. The stock was solid and the original barrel bands were in decent shape. So here are the fixes that were required:
LOCK: The frizzen (battery) spring was completely missing. A new one had to be made, copied from another original. You can't tell it was not original to the gun. Even down to the decorative file work. The inside of the lock was missing it's pan cover arm and bar. New ones were made. The mainspring was worn and too weak, so a new one was made. Along with a sear adjustment, the lock works and sparks good now. This lock, though locally made and marked, was of better quality than you normally encounter with these guns.
BARREL: The barrel was un-breached and inspected. I'm convinced this barrel is of European export origin. You could not even see where the barrel tang lined up with the barrel. Threads on the plug and breech were beautifully executed. Easily equal to European standards. A new steel .55 caliber liner was installed as well as a new front sight.
RAMROD: The ramrod was missing. But I had the "tip" of an original Moroccan ramrod (long story) that was welded and finished to a 3/16" steel rod. Fits and works fine.
So the gun is now complete and in working order. And great fun to shoot!!
Here are some pics of the finished gun. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for looking. Rick.
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Some more pics......
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Old 20th April 2015, 08:59 AM   #3
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And some more...........
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Old 20th April 2015, 09:03 AM   #4
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Last ones.....I think.
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Default Musket marocan - Restored

Musket beautiful and rare.
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Old 20th April 2015, 10:31 AM   #6
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LOVELY RESTORATION AND NICE COLLECTION,WISH I HAD THOSE SKILLS,MANY OF MY GUNS NEED THE TENDER LOVING CARE[T.L.C]
REGARDS RAJESH
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Indeed what a lovely Moroccan long gun with all the accessories!
The barrel is rare and beautiful.
One of the four kinds of Moroccan long guns, yours is from the North.
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Old 20th April 2015, 12:35 PM   #8
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Congratulations on a beautiful restoration, with a complete set of accessories. Thank you for sharing with us.
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Old 20th April 2015, 01:13 PM   #9
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Nice work. Finally, a gun with it's gold inlays still in place on the barrel. They are ALWAYS missing.
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Old 20th April 2015, 08:48 PM   #10
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Another very nice job Rick. I particularly like the correct accessories shown with the gun. Rounds off a very nice display.
Stu
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Old 20th April 2015, 09:44 PM   #11
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Hi Rick,
Nice piece, Affedali type? The barrel looks particularly good as well as being complete with most of the stamps. I really like the snaphaunce locks on these, adds to the archaic appearance. Nice to see the bits and pieces to go with it.
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Thanks Norman. Yes, the big locks make lots of "clatter" when fired. Much fun to shoot!! Rick.
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