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Old 26th October 2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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Default German musket?

Can you help me ID this musket? is this maker mark on the barrel?
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Old 26th October 2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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The key (lock) is Spanish, conversion of a key (lock) Spark (flint), and instead of the rake (frizzen) has applied the "keep-bait". Displays the original holes, covered. The bronze piece that has been applied to the mouth, to mimic a blunderbuss, is false, and stock shape mimics Spanish butts. In short, I think a decorative piece.

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Old 14th November 2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Hara_morin
Can you help me ID this musket? is this maker mark on the barrel?


This is clearly a very plain percussion carbine (short gun) of Spanish origin. Not only the lock and stock but also the Castilian shape of the buttstock are characterisitically Spanish, ca. 1850-60.
To me, the 'mark' does not seem to show an identfiable symbol.

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Old 15th November 2013, 08:52 AM   #4
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The mark looks like some kind of crown with an alien head onder it, but that can't be right
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