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    first transition point, and no visible markings. The lock has a shell design fence at the right edge of the pan which has an automatic cover, and no visible markings. The ramrod is secured in a channel in the stock without ferrules, and the buttplate and trigger guard are simple sheet iron. The stock retains the classic shape of many English matchlock calivers and arquebuses. CONDITION: Very good with gray and brown patina, mild pitting, and general mild wear on the iron components. The stock is also very good and has some chips and slivers absent, some repaired cracks in the forend, additional cracks in the breech section and butt, and scatted scrapes and dings. The sear engagement is inconsistent, but it is otherwise mechanically fine. Provenance: The George Moller Collection. Estimate: 5,500 - 8,500
LOT 112
ed Miquelet Escopeta with Carved Catalan Stock - NSN, 74 cal., 38 1/2 inch part octagon
bright finish, walnut stock. This Spanish miquelet long gun may have been used in what is now the American West. The
ck 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. CONDITION: 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. Provenance: The George Moller Collection. Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500
LOT 113 17th Century English Lock Fowling Piece - NSN, 69 cal., 48 1/2 inch part octagon bbl., bright
finish, hardwood stock. George Moller noted this long fowling piece as from circa 1620 with a circa 1670 alteration. English lock firearms are difficult to come by. The barrel has a flared muzzle with a bead front sight and girdles at the transitions. The lock is unmarked. The stock has an iron forend band, brass ramrod ferrule, a brass/ copper staple, some floral carving by the barrel tang, and Moller’s collection mark twice by the toe. CONDITION: Fair with mottled gray patina and mild pitting on the metal along with moderate wear. The buttplate is absent, and some hardware is replaced. The refinished stock is also fair and has numerous insect holes, spliced forend with tip section absent, some additional smaller repairs, crack in the left flat, and loss at the heel. Mechanically fine. Provenance: The George Moller Collection. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
    LOT 111 Rare Early Colonial Era Snaphance Caliver - NSN, 67 cal., 41 3/4 inch part octagon bbl.,
bright finish, walnut stock. George Moller noted this piece as a British snaphance caliver from circa 1598-1602. The multi-stage smoothbore barrel has blade and notch sights, girdles at the
 1792 Dat
bbl., miquelet lo

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