A Turkish 18-Bore Silver-Mounted Miquelet-lock Gun
Lot 115
A Turkish 18-Bore Silver-Mounted Miquelet-Lock Gun
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 4,043) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Turkish 18-Bore Silver-Mounted Miquelet-Lock Gun
Late 18th/Early 19th Century
With russet twist octagonal sighted barrel (fore-sight missing) decorated with symmetrical designs of encrusted gold scrolling foliage at the muzzle and breech, the latter with a gold band within beaded gold borders, and retained by seven foliate engraved silver barrel bands, arched standing back-sight with gold band en suite with the breech, characteristic lock with gold-encrusted decoration, mounted with foliate engraved silver, and set along the top with four red coral beads, figured Circassian walnut full stock decorated overall with pierced silver panels secured by silver pins and engraved with foliage, faceted butt en suite (butt-plate and some silver mounts missing) and with an engraved silver mount behind the barrel, silver faceted button trigger, brass sling loops, silver fore-end cap, and original ramrod with spirally grooved and turned brass tip
89.5 cm. barrel
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