Caucasian Miquelet Pistol & Locks

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cyten

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I’ve been in Dagestan (next door to Chechnya) a few days now perusing the local antique markets looking for some miquelets, kindjal, and shashka. I finally found the honey hole of the town. The pistol itself is a restored piece, only original pieces are the barrel and lock. The lock in the white is a new made piece as well. They are still made in the same village, Kubachi, as they were 200 years ago.
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Seriously, if you can get those village guys to make a SPANISH miquelet, you could sell a bunch !
 

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Seriously, if you can get those village guys to make a SPANISH miquelet, you could sell a bunch !

Osvaldo Gatto in Argentina is making Spanish Miquelet locks now if that's what you're after. The miquelets out here were used to fight the Persians, Russians, Ottomans & other Caucasian tribes for a long time, and a lot of them have stayed in the family all this time. Was invited into several homes to look at family heirlooms for sale here. I know these are not popular, but @Rudyard @rickystl are some of the few who are interested in these as well
 
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