Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3271: Embellished Turkish/Caucasian Miquelet Rifle

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Incredibly Ornate Highly Embellished Turkish/Caucasian Miquelet Rifle with Damascene Lock and Barrel

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Incredibly Ornate Highly Embellished Turkish/Caucasian Miquelet Rifle with Damascene Lock and Barrel

Manufacturer: Turkish
Model: Miquelet
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 60
Barrel: 29 1/4 inch octagon
Finish: gold
Grip:
Stock: maple
Item Views: 281
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 196
Class: Antique
Description:

Long guns like this were popular within the mountainous Caucasus region at the border of the Russia Empire and the Ottoman Empire and the border of Europe and Asia. The rifled has a low blade front sight, integral peep sight in the raised breech plate, highly patterned Damascus with some raised and relief designs, damascene patterns, and coordinating patterns on the miquelet lock. It has a small "onion" shaped trigger, scroll pattern barrel bands, golden and jade colored stock inlays, and a variety of metal and leather panels on the butt. Ramrod absent.

Rating Definition:

Very good with more than half of the original gold damascene patterns remaining, mostly dark brown patina and light pitting on the balance, nice flame figure along the stock, aged inlays, and moderate overall wear. Mechanically fine.



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