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Old 15th August 2018, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default MOROCCON TAOUZILT SNAPHAUNCE MUSKET

A RECENT ACQUISITION IS THIS BEAUTIFUL TAOUZILT MUSKET FROM THE RAS EL OUED,IN THE HIGH VALLEY OF THE SOUS MOUNTAINS OF MOROCCO.AMAZING SILVER WORK WITH SEMIPRECIOUS STONES.
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Old 15th August 2018, 11:25 AM   #2
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Old 20th August 2018, 02:01 PM   #3
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Hi Bandook

Don't know how I missed this Thread earlier on.

WOW!! That is a nice Sous Valley snaphaunce musket. This one is very heavily decorated. You can imagine what this one looked like when new built.
The one thing I notice is that the lock plate (only) appears to be a later working replacement. Curious since the plate itself never really wears out. The lock style on this one copies the English pattern. Again, a nice piece to add to your collection. Congratulations.

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Old 20th August 2018, 09:46 PM   #4
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Hi Rajesh,
I held off commenting here to see what others thought.
I agree with Rick. The lock plate looks (from the pics) to be a later replacement and lacks the patina of the rest of the lock fittings. Also the silver decorative domes appear to be only on one side of the stock, with brass?? flat head nails on the other. Nice gun though and should clean up well.
Some pics of a similar gun in my collection.
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Old 25th August 2018, 01:55 AM   #5
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Hi Stu,
Both sides of the stock have different design and decorations.You have a done a good job on restoring your moukhala,looks Great

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Old 26th August 2018, 08:11 AM   #6
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Hi Rajesh,

This one is on my dream list.
What a beauty, in net condition, congrats!!!

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Old 26th August 2018, 11:24 AM   #7
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Thanks my friend Kubur,
wanted to buy a good example of this type,but a dealer based in France said in France itelf these moukhalas sell for euros 1500-1800 and sought after.,so when one came my way locally I made sure I don't loose out as importing guns is time consuming and shipping very expensive into New Zealand
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Old 4th November 2018, 11:18 AM   #8
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Hi All,

It's done, I got one!!

all good
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Hi All,

It's done, I got one!!

all good
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Well done.......cleaning of the silverwork will work wonders I think. Also I note that the trigger is missing...........
IMHO potentially a very attractive piece with a bit of TLC.
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Well done.......cleaning of the silverwork will work wonders I think. Also I note that the trigger is missing...........
IMHO potentially a very attractive piece with a bit of TLC.
Stu


Thanks Stu
Yes I'll clean it, I'm just afraid to remove the niello work...
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Old 5th November 2018, 03:06 PM   #11
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Hi Kubur

YAY !!! You finally found one. Congratulations. As Stu mentions, the clean up will probably do wonders. If you're missing some parts, let me know as I may have them. LOL

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