Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 112: 1792 Dated Miquelet Escopeta with Carved Catalan Stock

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

1792 Dated Miquelet Escopeta with Carved Catalan Stock

Manufacturer: Spanish
Model: Escopeta
Type: Musket
Gauge: 74
Barrel: 38 1/2 inch part octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 517
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 68
Class: Antique
Description:

This Spanish miquelet long gun may have been used in what is now the American West. The miquelet lock was widely used in the Spanish colonial empire into the 19th century and remained in use in former colonies like Mexico after independence. It has a blade front sight near the flared muzzle, girdled transition point with engraved accents, "R P 792" on top at the breech, a "G" below the mainspring on the lock, three iron barrel bands, brass remaining furniture, a cross carved on the left side of the Catalonian style stock, "J.S" carved on the right side, raised relief floral carving at the tail of the flats and by the barrel tang, George Moller's collection mark discreetly stamped twice at the toe, and a modern leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good. The iron has gray and brown patina and some minor pitting and oxidation primarily on the lock and breech. The brass has mellow aged patina. The stock has distinct carving, some loss by the barrel tang, repaired forend, some small chips and slivers absent at the edges and heel, and general mild dings and scratches. The full-cock sear is a bit finicky; otherwise, mechanically fine.



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