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Spanish Fowler 1819 flintlock rifle, (Eibar?)

Object Number: 
X.155
Date: 
1819
Medium: 
Wood, iron, silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 51 in. ( 129.5 cm ) Part (barrel): 36 1/8 in. (91.8 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: breech of barrel: "ANT/GUI/SAS/OI...A" (below crown); also what look like two fleur-de-lis. inlaid: barrel: "ABRICADO"; "TN EIBAR"; "ANO D 1819"
Description: 
Wood, iron, and silver miquelet lock rifle; part octagon, part round barrel with inlaid silver scrolls and inscriptions at breech and on tang; iron furniture with dragon sideplate on lock side; engraved designs on tang, lockplate, cock, and pan; L-shaped barrel with checkering at wrist; stamped proofs at breech end of barrel.
Gallery Label: 
Soon after its emergence in the 1620's, the miquelet became the standard lock used on Spanish rifles and muskets for nearly two centuries until its replacement by the percussion lock during the 1830's.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group