Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1354: Caucasian Miquelet Long Gun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Ornate Caucasian Miquelet Long Gun with Silver Bands and Gold Inlays

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Ornate Caucasian Miquelet Long Gun with Silver Bands and Gold Inlays

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Miquelet
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 67
Barrel: 37 3/8 inch round
Finish: gold/silver
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 211
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 166
Class: Antique
Description:

It has a smoothbore Damascus barrel with flared "cannon" muzzle, gold inlays at the muzzle section and breech, including an untranslated sunken maker's type mark, and grooved sights. The barrel bands and extensive accent plates are engraved silver. The miquelet lock has a untranslated marking on the silver accent plate and three coral bead accents. The straps along the top of the butt also have a long untranslated inscription. Provenance: The Tom Lewis Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine with twist patterns, gray and brown patina, and mild oxidation on the barrel; brown patina on the iron on the lock, aged patina on the silver throughout, loose upper tang, and mild overall wear. The stock is good and has a loose butt section, repaired crack in the wrist, a few missing pins, and mild wear. Mechanically fine.



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