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Turkish flintlock rifle

Object Number: 
INV.5729
Date: 
1780-1820
Medium: 
Wood, iron, brass
Dimensions: 
barrel length: 30 1/4 in. ( 76.8 cm ) Overall: 44 1/8 in. ( 112.1 cm )
Description: 
Wood, iron, and brass miquelet lock carbine; simple brass sheet trigger guard and barrel band; ball-shaped trigger; brass ramrod pipe; thin brass wire wrapped around middle of barrel; sling ring on left side of stock; wooden ramrod.
Gallery Label: 
Soon after its emergence in Spain during the 1620's, the miquelet became the standard lock used on Spanish muskets and rifles for the next two centuries.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group