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Old 12-23-2012, 11:19 PM
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Looking at miquelets and pondering how they would look converted to percussion. This might have been found in California but I do not know if a conversion would have been. It was some time later maybe 65 years or so maybe more.

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The National Firearms Museum: Francisco Targarona Miquelet Escopeta

A percussion miquelet pistol to compare locks

And another such object with info


This all seems of little interest to others but it facinates me.

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Old 12-24-2012, 06:41 AM
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All firearms history prior to about 1920 is me. Personally, the conversion looks hokey but I'm looking at it from a perspective 400 years after the Miquelet. I expect whoever had it converted was happy to have it.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:11 AM
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I'd like to know just how fast the percussion locks really are. It doe's take away from the beauty of an original but a statement of changing times. Anything before 1865 or so is my bag of goodies. A few more that escaped my attention...

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Old 12-28-2012, 07:48 AM
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They do look odd but appearance is largely a matter of what one is accustomed to seeing and we see a lot more English & French style locks than Spanish or Moorish. I guess the miquelet, with most of it's works on the outside of the lock plate, would offer the advantage that not so much wood need be removed and thus a stronger stock at what is generally the weak point. I doubt it would be possible to get a real "match grade" trigger pull with a Miquelet but I don't think they were building target rifles.
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