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In Collection: Artifacts Collection
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Title: Miquelet lock
Description: Gun lock mechanism, miquelet.
Description: Historical Note: This miquelet lock, about 1879, was found along the Pecos River. The firing mechanism for the typical Spanish musket (fusil) was the Spanish lock (llava española) of the flintlock type commonly referred to as miquelet. It is generally accepted that the characteristics that classify a flintlock mechanism as a miquelet are the horizontal acting sears, i.e., the full cock and half cock sears pass through the lockplate at right angles and the one-piece battery and pan cover. The most recognizable features associated with the miquelet are the large external mounted main spring and the large ring of the top jaw screw. Those features however do not by themselves classify a lock as a miquelet.
Item identifier: ATF0188
Collection: Artifacts collection
Date of creation: 1879
Container information: Artifact Box 0074
Geographic coverage: Pecos River (N.M. and Tex.)
Type: Armament Accessories
Citation information: ATF0188, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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Size or duration: 4.75 in x 2.75 in x 3.2 in