Escopeta anyone?

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Peter Stines

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Speaking of escopetas, look what I was able to pick up recently........

Sometime in early December their was some discussion on miquelet locks on this Forum. Then, out of the clear blue, I receive a PM from a fellow forum member asking me if I would be interested in purchasing an escopeta kit before he posted it for sale. He had changed his mind on having it built. So I said: What do you have ? LOL Turns out he had a complete kit for TRS # 766 Spanish Light Military Escopeta. The kit was complete with everything - except the stock. Including an ASSEMBLED lock. And, he lived only an hour and a half away from me. So, we met that same day at a half-way point and made the exchange. I don't really need this gun but couldn't pass up the opportunity. LOL
So, I need to order just the stock from TRS. Hopefully it won't take too long since it is my understanding TRS does their own pre-carved stocks in-house now.
Then, of course, I have to find someone to assemble the kit. I know the perfect builder for this, but I don't know if I can talk him into it. I know he has been busy with wheellock stuff lately. We'll see.

Just dumb luck I ran into this. Especially with an assembled lock. YAY!!

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I want to see it when its built. Great find!Can you post an inside view of the lock ?
 

rickystl

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Hi Peter

Sure, here you go..........

I have not tried to spark the lock myself yet. But the seller says it sparks great. And I'm confident it will. All the right parts are hardened.
Yes, a super lucky find. Especially with an assembled lock (TRS recently told me that there is a one year wait list for an "assembled" lock). And only a 45 minute drive to get it (no shipping time/cost, etc.). I'll call TRS tomorrow and order the stock. And while I wait to get it, I'll see if I can find someone to build it. LOL

Rick
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I have never seen one of these guns before, and I must say it is awesome.
 

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I order the stock last week. TRS said it would be 2-3 weeks to ship. My understanding is they now do their pre-carved stocks in-house. So this ship time might be accurate. We shall see.

Rick
 

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Commodore: The escopeta and doglock both look excellent !!! Great work. Thanks for the pics.

Rick
 

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Yes. The hammer and tumbler shaft being one piece. A hold-over from the snaphaunce lock.

Rick
 
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