Collectible Firearms and Edged Weapons

Kristopher J. Gasior

P.O. Box 8327 Fredericksburg, VA 22404-8327 USA

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Flintlock Rifles

  • European Rifles
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  • Shipping Terms: We ship rifles by UPS Ground with full insurance. We charge standard shipping fee of $30 per rifle. This rate is valid only in the continental USA. International shipping is available at the cost. We take checks and money orders. We also accept Western Union and MoneyGram transfers.

    European Rifles

    Model, Price, Number & Pictures

    Description & Condition

    Italian (Kingdom of Sardinia) M.1814 Flintlock Musket 

    Caliber: 17.5 mm

    Price: $3975

    Inventory # arf_0069

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    DESCRIPTION: Italian (Kingdom of Sardinia) M.1814 flintlock musket.  This was a standard musket of the Sardinian army after the fall of the Napoleonic empire. The musket is similar to French Model AN IX, from which it was derived. These muskets were eventually converted to percussion configuration and, in such a form, remained in service until the unification of Italy. These muskets are difficult to find in original flintlock configuration, as most of them were converted to percussion configuration. The Sardinian muskets were manufactured by the Brescia arsenal with Beretta supplied barrels (the left side of the barrel displays, "PB" initials stamped just behind the flintlock). After the region was occupied by France in 1797, Beretta was awarded a "Good Service Certificate" from Napoleon Bonaparte for supplying barrels for 40,000 muskets manufactured by Brescia arsenal annually for the French Emperor's Grande Armee. When the Kingdom regained the independence in 1814, virtually identical muskets manufactured at the Brescia arsenal with Berreta made barrels were supplied to the Sardinian army. The left side of the buttstock displays a small cartouche with "Crown" over partially recognizable letters in an oval ("ChC"?). The same cartouche is stamped on the upper part of the buttstock, just behind the barrel tang. The lockplate displays a "Crown over SL over 19" (just in front of the hammer). The barrel tang shows a production date, "1815". The counter plate displays a "Crown over G" and "Crown over JP". Similar markings are stamped on some other iron parts of the musket. The back of the barrel displays following markings, "Crown over RS", "PB", "1815", "Crown over IS", "Crown over RS" and "72". The stock is made of walnut and extends to within three inch of the muzzle. The barrel is attached to the stock by three flat barrel bands, that are retained by springs. One sling swivel is located on a stud in front of the trigger guard bow. The second sling swivel is missing from the middle barrel band (which may not be original). There is a socket bayonet lug on the barrel, near the muzzle (please, see pictures). The flintlock pan is made of brass. All iron furniture. Complete with an iron ramrod. The musket is virtually identical to weapons used by the French Napoleonic army, except for the markings. CONDITION: Fine. The flint lock works fine. Some scattered gray/brown patina on the iron parts of the musket. The buttplate is covered by brown patina. The markings are still visible on both, metal and wood. Nice stock in original finish with some handling marks, small dings and light scratches. There is a hairline crack on the left side of the stock, just in front of the counter plate (please, see pictures). Overall length: 52.50 inch. Barrel length: 37.25 inch. Scarce Sardinian M.1814 flintlock musket! (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $45 for this item only).

    Belgian M.1831 Infantry Flintlock Rifled Musket 

    Caliber: 17.5 mm

    Price: $4275

    Inventory # arf_0068

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    DESCRIPTION: Belgian M.1831 infantry flintlock rifled musket. This was the first newly manufactured musket of the Belgian army after Belgium became independent in 1830. The right side of the buttstock displays a fading Belgian military property cartouche with partially recognizable wording, "Crown over L, (...), 1831 (?)". This is a royal initial of King Leopold I (reigned: 1831-1865, widely respected and frequently spoken of as, "the Nestor of Europe"). There are also smaller cartouches and markings stamped on the left side of the buttstock, most likely, indicating Belgian government ownership of the musket. The lockplate displays a letter, "M" (just in front of the hammer). The barrel tang does not show any markings. The counter plate displays a "Star over A". The flintlock pan displays letters, "CR". There are also several other numbers and proofs stamped on barrel and other iron parts of the musket. The stock is made of walnut and extends to within three inch of the muzzle. The left side of the buttstock is scooped out for a cheek rest. The barrel is attached to the stock by three flat barrel bands, that are retained by springs. Two sling swivels are located on a stud in front of the trigger guard bow, and on the middle barrel band. There is a socket bayonet lug on the barrel, near the muzzle (please, see pictures). The flintlock pan is made of brass. All iron furniture. Complete with an iron ramrod. The musket is virtually identical to weapons used by the French Napoleonic army, except for the markings. CONDITION: Fine. The flint lock works fine. All the iron parts of the musket are covered by a uniform layer of brown patina. The buttplate is covered by dark brown patina. The markings are partially visible on both, metal and wood. Nice stock in original finish with some handling marks, small dings and light scratches. The left side of the buttstock shows some surface hairline cracks (please, see pictures). There is also a hairline crack on the left side of the stock, just below the upper counter plate screw (please, see pictures). There is another hairline crack on the left side of the stock, between the nosecap and the middle band (the crack was glued long time ago). Overall length: 57.25 inch. Barrel length: 42.25 inch.Very attractive and seldom encountered Belgian M.1831 flintlock rifled musket! These muskets are difficult to find in original flintlock configuration, as most of them were converted to percussion configuration starting in 1838. (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $45 for this item only).

    Fine Italian 18th Century Miquelet Long Fowler

    Caliber: 14 gauge

    Price: $3675

    Inventory # arf_0067

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    DESCRIPTION: Scarce Italian 18th Century single-barrel long fowler with a Neapolitan miquelet style lock. A fowler is a muzzle-loading smoothbore shotgun designed to fire a number of pellets at one time. Fowlers were used throughout centuries for hunting small games, especially birds. The fowler features 48.75 inch long, very good quality, smoothbore, half-round, half-octagonal barrel. Nice walnut halfstock with a sculpted and fluted buttstock and a small brass nosecap. The lockplate and some parts of the lock are lightly engraved. All brass furniture. All the brass parts of the gun are beautifully engraved in hunting scenes (please, see pictures). One brass barrel band. A side-mounted pair of brass sling swivels would allow the fowler to be slung over the shoulder and carried easily in the field. There is a hidden compartment in the buttstock behind the brass buttplate (please, see pictures). The trap is opened by pressing the pushbutton located in the lower part of the buttstock. Complete with a plain, wooden ramrod. Overall length is 64 inch. The barrel length is 48.75 inch. A nice example of the seldom encountered Italian fowler! Similar fowler, with a fake signature of Giovanni Beretta, is in the NRA Museum collection. CONDITION: Fine. All the iron parts of the fowler are covered with a layer of pleasing light patina. There is a couple of spots of metal roughness on the barrel. Some roughness on the miquelet lock spring. The barrel shows one small dent (on the right side, near the muzzle, please, see pictures). The brass furniture of the fowler is well preserved. All the hunting scenes are clearly visible. The brass buttplate tang has a small crack (please, see pictures). Mechanically the gun is in excellent condition. The miquelet mechanism functions perfectly, and will spark the frizzen and open it, as it should. Nice stock shows only a few small dings and some minor handling marks. The lower part of the stock shows an old repair (the crack near the trigger guard was secured with glue and two old nails). There is also a small hairline crack in the stock, just in front of the lockplate (please, se pictures). The lower part of the buttstock has an extra hole (for a missing sling swivel?). A beautiful fowler from a great period in Italian gun making! (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $75 for this item only).

    Beautiful French/Prussian M.1763 Officer Style Flintlock Musket

    Caliber: 17.5 mm smoothbore

    Price: $6750

    Inventory # arf_0066

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    DESCRIPTION: Beautiful French/Prussian M.1763 officer style flintlock musket. It was manufactured in Suhl, Prussia, as indicated by markings on the lockplate (between the spring leaves). The musket is virtually identical to weapons used by the French army. However, the same pattern of musket was used by many European armies. The right side of the buttstock displays markings, "HA". The buttplate shows "Star over W" markings (Swiss Bern arsenal?). The barrel displays following markings, "N6827". No other markings are present on the musket. Three barrel band configuration. All iron furniture. Round barrel. Beautifully shaped counterplate and trigger guard (please, see pictures). Two sling swivels. Socket bayonet lug on the barrel, near the muzzle. Brass front sight blade on the nosecap. Walnut stock. Complete with a ramrod. The musket was beautifully refurbished by one of the European arsenals, most likely by the Waffenfabrik Bern. CONDITION: Excellent. The flintlock mechanism functions perfectly, and will spark the frizzen and open it, as it should. Correct, polished steel finish on all the metal parts with some scattered light patina. The metal was professionally cleaned long time ago, without affecting any markings. The stock shows some minor handling marks. The markings on the right side of the buttstock are very crisp. Some patina on the ramrod. The nosecap is slightly oversized and, most likely, is a period replacement. Overall length: 55.5 inches. Barrel length: 40 inches. Very scarce and attractive French/Prussian M.1763 officer style flintlock musket! (Ref. "French Military Weapons 1717-1938", by James E. Hicks, pp. 15 and 37). (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $45 for this item only).

    Beautiful French/Swiss M.1763 Officer Style Flintlock Musket

    Caliber: 17.5 mm smoothbore

    Price: $5750

    Inventory # arf_0065

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    DESCRIPTION: Beautiful French/Swiss M.1763 officer style flintlock musket. It was probably manufactured in France before the Napoleonic Wars. The musket is virtually identical to weapons used by the French army, except for the Swiss markings carved on the left side of the buttstock (please, see pictures). No other markings are present on the musket. The same pattern of musket was used by many European armies. Three barrel band configuration. All brass furniture. Half-round, half-octagonal barrel. Beautifully shaped counterplate and trigger guard (please, see pictures). Two sling swivels. Socket bayonet lug on the barrel, near the muzzle. Walnut stock. Complete with a ramrod. The musket was beautifully refurbished by one of the European arsenals, most likely by the Waffenfabrik Bern. CONDITION: Excellent. The flintlock mechanism functions perfectly, and will spark the frizzen and open it, as it should. Correct, polished steel finish on all the metal parts with some scattered light patina. The metal and stock were professionally cleaned long time ago, without affecting any markings. The stock shows some minor handling marks. The Swiss markings on the left side of the buttstock are very crisp. There is an old repair to the stock under the rear barrel band, and just in front of it - the cracks were glued and secured with small nails. Some patina and occasional pitting on the ramrod. Overall length: 56 inches. Barrel length: 41 inches. Very scarce and attractive French/Swiss M.1763 officer style flintlock musket! (Ref. "French Military Weapons 1717-1938", by James E. Hicks, pp. 15 and 37). (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $45 for this item only).

    French Model 1777 Style Flintlock Musket

    Caliber: 17.5 mm smoothbore

    Price: $2975

    Inventory # arf_0064

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    DESCRIPTION: French Model 1777 style flintlock musket. The musket's barrel band configuration is similar to French Model 1777 (corrected year IX). The nosecap is connected with a long ramrod tube, extending to the middle barrel band (please, see pictures). The lockplate displays a letter, "L". The barrel shows a letter, "R". The buttplate and trigger guard display a letter, "S". The right side of the buttstock shows numbers, "5 214" (issue markings?). The left side of the stock displays a number, "71" (just behind the counterplate). No other markings are present on the musket. The musket features a tilted brass pan on the lockplate. Three barrel band configuration. Two sling swivels. All iron furniture. Iron front sight blade on the nosecap. Socket bayonet lug on the barrel, near the muzzle. Walnut stock. Complete with a ramrod. CONDITION: Fine. The flintlock mechanism functions perfectly, and will spark the frizzen and open it, as it should. Correct, polished steel finish on all the metal parts, mixed with scattered patina. Some surface rust on the barrel, along the stock lines. All the markings are clearly visible on metal and wood. Nice stock in original finish with some handling marks and light scratches. There is a hairline crack on the left side of the stock, near the upper counterplate screw (please, see pictures). There are also two small hairline cracks in the front part of the stock. Some wear to wood near the ramrod channel. Overall length: 55 inch. Barrel length: 40 inch. This interesting flintlock musket needs more research. (Ref. "French Military Weapons 1717-1938", by James E. Hicks, pp. 18 and 37). (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $45 for this item only).

    Oriental Rifles

    Model, Price, Number & Pictures

    Description & Condition

    Bulgarian/Turkish Boyliya Miquelet Musket (Needs Work)

    Caliber: 16 mm

    Price: $1400

    Inventory # arf_0071

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    DESCRIPTION: Early 19th Century Bulgarian/Turkish Boyljya musket with a miquelet style lock. The latter is in the typical Bulgarian style with a nicely curved semi-circle hammer. Bulgaria was a major arms production center for the Ottoman Empire in 18th and 19th Centuries. It manufactured two distinct styles of the long guns: Boyliya and Shishane. Boyliya was a very long smoothbore musket with a thin and highly decorated hardwood stock. Boyliya had a light, thin and very long barrel. Shishane was a rifled musket with a short and heavy barrel. It had Turkish style miquelet lock and was very similar to a Turkish Tufek. This Boyliya musket features a high quality round barrel with a gunmaker name engraved on its upper part, "D-co Moretta" (Stoeckel lists an Italian gunmaker Pietro Moretta, circa 1725-1740, but not Domenico Moretta). The back of the barrel displays some floral style engraving (please, see pictures). The barrel has thin walls, which is a typical feature of all Boyliya muskets. The miquelet style lock is nicely engraved in geometrical motifs. Five brass barrel bands also display floral style decoration. Walnut stock with two piece buttstock. The stock is elaborately decorated with brass wire, pins and nail. The middle section of the stock is decorated with diamond-shaped mother of pearl plates. There is only one sling swivel attached to the left side of the buttstock. The forestock sling swivel is missing. The musket has classic, old Turkish style rear sight. Complete with an original iron ramrod. Overall length: 58 inch. Barrel length: 43.75 inch. CONDITION: Overall, the musket is in fair condition and needs to be professionally restored. The middle section of the stock shows wood wear. The chunks of wood are missing on both sides of the stock in front of the lock (please, see pictures). Several diamond-shaped mother of pearl plates are missing. Some mother of pearl plates were replaced with crudely cut hardwood plates (this needs to be professionally redone). The barrel is covered by a uniform layer of light patina (uncleaned). No pitting. The miquelet style lock works fine. The bore is in very good condition with smooth walls covered by patina. All the markings on the barrel are still clearly visible. The barrel tang screw and the front sling swivel are missing. Bulgarian/Turkish Boyliya miquelet musket in a desperate need of restoration! (Ref. "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor", by George Cameron Stone , pp. 258-264, also in "Islamic Weapons. Maghrib to Moghul", by Anthony C. Tirri, pp.153-154). (Shipping and insurance rate is $55 for this item only).

    Beautiful, Elaborately Decorated Bulgarian/Turkish Boyliya Miquelet Musket

    Caliber: 16 mm

    Price: $19750

    Inventory # arf_0070

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    DESCRIPTION: Fantastic quality Bulgarian/Turkish Boyljya musket with a miquelet style lock. The latter is in the typical Bulgarian style with a nicely curved semi-circle hammer. Bulgaria was a major arms production center for the Ottoman Empire in 18th and 19th Centuries. It manufactured two distinct styles of the long guns: Boyliya and Shishane. Boyliya was a very long smoothbore musket with a thin and highly decorated hardwood stock. Boyliya had a light, thin and very long barrel. Shishane was a rifled musket with a short and heavy barrel. It had Turkish style miquelet lock and was very similar to a Turkish Tufek. This Boyliya musket features a very high quality round barrel with a flat rib. The entire length of the barrel shows a gold koftgari decoration in floral motifs. The back of the barrel displays a gun maker signature (please, see pictures). The barrel has thin walls, which is a typical feature of all Boyliya muskets. The barrel tang displays a manufacturing date in a Moslem calendar, "1230" (1852 A.D.). The miquelet style lock is nicely engraved in geometrical motifs. The base of the lock is decorated with three corrals. Five brass barrel bands also display floral and geometrical style decoration. The hardwood stock is covered with elaborately decorated brass plates. There are two sling swivels attached to the left side of the stock. The musket is complete with an original iron ramrod. Overall length: 59.75 inch. Barrel length: 44.25 inch. CONDITION: Overall, the musket is in low excellent condition. Minor wear in the upper part of the brass buttplate. The barrel is covered by a uniform layer of light, smooth patina (uncleaned). No pitting. The miquelet style lock works fine. The bore is in fine condition with smooth walls covered by light patina. Minor wear to the gold koftgari on the barrel (mainly on the back of the barrel, please, see pictures). All the markings on the barrel and on the barrel tang are still clearly visible. Very high quality Bulgarian/Turkish Boyliya miquelet musket displaying fantastic decorative art! (Ref. "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor", by George Cameron Stone , pp. 258-264, also in "Islamic Weapons. Maghrib to Moghul", by Anthony C. Tirri, pp.153-154). (Shipping and insurance rate is $85 for this item only).

    Very Good Quality Turkish Miquelet Rifled Musket

    Caliber: 18 mm

    Price: $4275

    Inventory # arf_0061

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    DESCRIPTION: Very good quality 19th Century Turkish rifled musket with miquelet style lock. The miquelet lock is beautifully decorated with silver inlays. The hammer shows a silver inlaid date, "1222" (1844 AD). Nine silver barrel bands. Good quality octagonal barrel. The musket has classic old Turkish style rear sight. Elaborately silver decorated hardwood "tiger stripes" pattern stock. Classic two piece buttstock with no buttplate. The buttstock displays very nice floral style silver plates. The same style of decoration is present around the trigger, the miquelet lock and around the counter screws. The barrel tang is covered with silver sheets decorated with two stars of David. Two sling swivels in the Turkish style sling holes. Complete with an iron ramrod. Overall length: 49.25 inch. Barrel length: 36.25 inch. CONDITION: Overall, the musket is in fine condition. Some losses of decorative elements on the stock. The stock has some dings/scratches and some age hairline cracks, mainly along the barrel lines. The forestock has a "Duffel bag" style cut, or perhaps it was manufactured from two pieces of wood (please, see pictures). The barrel is covered with a layer of light patina (uncleaned). No pitting. Nice Turkish miquelet musket in very collectible condition! (Ref. "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor", by George Cameron Stone , p. 258). (Shipping and insurance rate is $40 for this item only).

    North African (Moroccan) Mukahla Snaphance Gun from the Tetuan Region

    Caliber: 14 mm

    Price: $1675

    Inventory # arf_0060

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    DESCRIPTION: North African Mukahla musket with snaphance style lock. This type of musket is characteristic to Tetuan region of Morocco. This region was famous for superior quality guns! The high quality workmanship in Tetuan region is attributed to the descendants of Jews expelled from Spain. The stock of the gun show some mother of pearl and brass wire decorations. Nice ivory buttplate. Very good quality round barrel with a rib. The upper part of the barrel shows some Arabic wording and a gun maker mark (please, see pictures). Nice dark walnut stock looks almost like ebony! The lock is rather plain. Two brass barrel bands engraved in floral motifs. Simple, non-adjustable rear and front sights. The ramrod is a modern replacement. Overall length: 69.75 inch. Barrel length: 54.25 inch. CONDITION: Overall, the musket is in very good+/low fine condition. The external parts of the lock are well preserved, with no wear. The barrel is covered with brown patina. The hardwood stock shows some wear, mainly along the barrel lines. Two counter screws and a trigger are missing. Some barrel bands are probably also missing. The front part of the forestock was either shortened, or broken off, with a piece of wood missing (please, see pictures). A nice example of the seldom encountered Mukahla musket for a collector of Islamic firearms. (Ref. "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor", by George Cameron Stone , p. 257, also in "Islamic Weapons. Maghrib to Moghul", by Anthony C. Tirri, p.20). (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $65 for this item only).

    North African (Moroccan) Mukahla Snaphance Gun from the Tetuan Region

    Caliber: 16 mm

    Price: $1675

    Inventory # arf_0059

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    DESCRIPTION: North African Mukahla musket with snaphance style lock. This type of musket is characteristic to Tetuan region of Morocco. This region was famous for superior quality guns! The high quality workmanship in Tetuan region is attributed to the descendants of Jews expelled from Spain. The stock of the gun is plain, with no decorations of any kind. Nice ivory buttplate. Very good quality half-round, half-octagonal barrel. Arabic proof/signature is present on the side of the snaphance lock. Nice dark walnut stock looks almost like ebony! The lock is nicely decorated with silver inlays. Four brass barrel bands engraved in floral motifs. Simple, non-adjustable rear and front sights. The ramrod is missing. Overall length: 67 inch. Barrel length: 53.25 inch. CONDITION: Overall, the musket is in very good+/fine condition. The external parts of the lock are well preserved, with no wear. The barrel is covered with brown patina. The snaphance style lock needs an adjustment, as the hammer is stuck in one position. The hardwood stock shows some wear, mainly along the barrel lines. The front part of the stock shows some cracks (under the barrel bands). One counter screw is missing. One, or two barrel bands are also missing. The front part of the forestock was either shortened, or broken off, with a piece of wood missing. A nice example of the seldom encountered Mukahla musket for a collector of Islamic firearms. (Ref. "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor", by George Cameron Stone , p. 257, also in "Islamic Weapons. Maghrib to Moghul", by Anthony C. Tirri, p.20). (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $65 for this item only).

    Elaborately Decorated Afghan "Khyber Pass" Flintlock Rifled Musket

    Caliber: 14 mm

    Price: $1750

    Inventory # arf_0051

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    DESCRIPTION: Elaborately decorated, early 19th century Afghan rifled musket. This pattern is less common than Jezail. With a straight buttstock, the musket was mot likely influenced by Persian guns. This gun has a nice octagonal barrel with mechanical "Damascus" pattern. The stock is elaborately decorated with mother of pearl inserts. English style flintlock, most likely supplied by English traders, or manufactured locally in English style (the more complex parts of Afghan guns were often taken from damaged foreign muskets, most notably the British Brown Bess). Lockplate displays some Arabic markings, that could be maker's, or arsenal's stamps. The fading word, "London" is partially visible on the lockplate. Some Arabic markings are painted on the horn buttplate. Four brass barrel bands. The musket was manufactured without rear sights. Simple front sight. Iron trigger guard. Two sling swivels. Complete with original steel ramrod. Overall length: 50.5 inch. Barrel length: 36.75 inch. CONDITION: Overall, the musket is in fine condition. The stock is nice, without any cracks. Mechanical "Damascus" pattern is still visible on the barrel. Some scattered patina is present on the barrel, lock and on the lockplate. Some mother of pearl decorative inserts on the stock are missing. English style flintlock is in working order. The musket had originally one extra sling swivel, just in front of lockplate, as indicated by a small hole. A nice example of elaborately decorated Afghan rifled musket!

    Beautiful, Elaborately Decorated Turkish Miquelet Rifled Musket

    Caliber: 16 mm

    Price: $6750

    Inventory # arf_0046

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    DESCRIPTION: Fantastic quality Turkish turn of the 18/19th Century rifled musket with miquelet style lock. Very high quality octagonal barrel with silver inlaid decorative floral motifs. The barrel has heavy walls, allowing deeply cut rifling in octagonal pattern. The miquelet style lock is also nicely decorated with silver inlays. Four brass barrel bands display some simple floral style decoration. The musket has classic old Turkish style rear sight. Elaborately decorated dark hardwood stock with floral and geometrical motifs. Classic old-Turkish style two piece buttstock with no buttplate. The stock displays a very nice ivory and brass inlays in geometrical and/or floral patterns. The sling holes are reinforced with ivory, or bone inlays. The forestock has a ivory nosecap. The ramrod is missing. Overall length: 46.50 inch. Barrel length: 32.75 inch. CONDITION: Overall, the musket is in very good condition. Minor losses of decorative elements on the stock. Some brass decorative nails are also missing. The stock has some age hairline cracks, mainly along the barrel lines. Some small blocks of wood were replaced in the stock. The barrel is covered by some scattered, light patina (uncleaned). No pitting. The miquelet style lock works fine. Silver inlays on the barrel and lock are nicely preserved. The sling holes are plugged with some kind of the filling material. One piece of ivory around the left/rear sling hole was replaced with some kind of mother of pear imitating material. High quality Turkish miquelet musket displaying fantastic decorative art! (Ref. "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor", by George Cameron Stone , p. 258). (Shipping and insurance rate is $50 for this item only).

    Indian Torador Matchlock Musket

    Caliber: 14 mm

    Price: $1675

    Inventory # arf_0043

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    DESCRIPTION: Nice 18/19th Century Indian matchlock Torador musket. The barrel is rather plain with some geometrical motif decoration. All brass furniture. Ivory butt plate. The buttstock displays four brass decorative plates in shapes of flowers. Six brass barrel bands. Two sling swivels. Simple, non-adjustable front and rear sight. Complete with a ramrod, which seems to be a replacement. The musket was designed to be both, a functional and a decorative weapon. The gun is in all original condition with no restoration of any kind! Overall length: 65.5 inch. Barrel length: 44 inch. CONDITION: Overall in fine+ condition. Some minor scratches and handling marks on the stock. No cracks to the stock. Some wear to the front part of the stock along the barrel lines. The matchlock works fine. The lock and the barrel are covered with a light, scattered patina (uncleaned). No pitting. Very attractive, light and well balanced Torador! (Ref. "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor", by George Cameron Stone , p. 623 figure 797). (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $65 for this item only).

    Very Nice, Silver Decorated North African (Moroccan) Mukahla Snaphance Gun

    Caliber: 13 mm

    Price: $3950

    Inventory # arf_0042

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    DESCRIPTION: Very nice, elaborately silver - decorated North African musket with snaphance style lock from the turn of 18/19th century. This type of musket is characteristic for Morocco. George Stone calls it, "Kabyle gun". Antony Tirry describes the musket as, "Taouzilt form of Moroccan Mukahla", of the style indigenous to Ras el Qued in the high valley of the Sous Mountains. This is certainly the most lavishly decorated weapon carried by the Moroccan tribesmen. The high quality workmanship of Taouzilts is attributed to the descendants of Jews expelled from Spain. The left side of the back of the barrel displays two marker's marks (please, see pictures). The trigger guard displays a nice silver niello decorative motifs. Conventional butt stock design. The butt stock is completely covered with silver plates, mesh and silver studs. The silver plates displays elaborate niello decorations. Half-round, half octagonal barrel. Bulbous flared muzzle. The snaphance lock is rather plain. Thirteen silver barrel bands decorated in floral motifs. Simple, non-adjustable rear and front sights. Complete with original iron ramrod. Overall length: 62 inch. Barrel length: 48.5 inch. The musket was at one time a part of the Anthony C. Tirri's collection, an author of "Islamic Weapons. Maghrib to Moghul". CONDITION: Overall, the musket is in fine condition. The musket is in original condition with no repairs. The lock is well preserved, with only occasional light patina. Some scattered light patina is also visible on the barrel and the steel parts of the buttstock. The snaphance style lock works fine. The stock is free of cracks. Some wear to the front part of the stock along the barrel lines. A very nice example of the seldom encountered musket for a collector of Islamic firearms. (Ref. "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor", by George Cameron Stone , p. 257, also in "Islamic Weapons. Maghrib to Moghul", by Anthony C. Tirri, p.22). (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $65 for this item only).

    US Rifles

    Model, Price, Number & Pictures

    Description & Condition

    Very Nice US Model 1822 Flintlock Musket

    Caliber: .69 smoothbore

    Price: $3750

    Inventory # arf_0063

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    DESCRIPTION: Very nice US Model 1822 flintlock musket. The musket was manufactured in 1837, as indicated by a date stamped on the barrel tang. The lockplate, trigger guard and the barrel display an abbreviation, "J.A.R.". The same markings, "J.A.R." are beautifully engraved in Italic on the counter plate (please, see pictures). No other markings are stamped on the musket. The musket is similar to US Model 1816, but with some modifications. These muskets, manufactured by several contractors, were identical to the Model 1822 muskets produced by the National Armories at Springfield and Harpers Ferry. Some were furnished to the War Department under federal contract, while others were supplied to state militias, or offered for private sale. The musket features a tilted brass pan on the lockplate. Three barrel band configuration. Two sling swivels. All iron furniture. Brass front sight blade on the nosecap. Socket bayonet lug on the barrel, near the muzzle. Walnut stock. Complete with a ramrod. CONDITION: Excellent, all original condition. The flintlock mechanism functions perfectly, and will spark the frizzen and open it, as it should. Correct, polished steel finish on all the metal parts, mixed with scattered patina. No pitting. All the markings are clearly visible on metal. Very nice stock in original finish with some handling marks and light scratches. Two small hairline cracks on the right side of the stock, near the lockplate (one on each side, please, see pictures). Overall length: 58 inch. Barrel length: 42 inch.Very attractive US Model 1822 flintlock musket in all original condition! (Ref.: "United States Firearms, The First Century 1776-1875", by David F. Butler, pp. 34-35, also in "An Introduction to Civil War Small Arms" by Earl J. Coates and Dean S. Thomas, p. 8). (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $45 for this item only).

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