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Early-1800s Spanish colonial miquelet escopeta musketoon with touchmark of the Bustindus family of M

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Start Price:600.00 USD Estimated At:700.00 - 900.00 USD
Early-1800s Spanish colonial miquelet escopeta musketoon with touchmark of the Bustindus family of M
SOLD
650.00USDto j***********o+ (123.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 Nov 02 @ 12:32UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Early-1800s Spanish colonial miquelet escopeta musketoon with touchmark of the Bustindus family of Madrid and Mexico. 1902 grams, 31" long, 15-1/2" barrel. Miquelet-lock style small musket originally using flint and converted to percussion circa 1840 and typical of guns used by Spanish frontier military to protect settlements and ranches in the southwest. This well-loved piece with owner's initials "J Cz" carved in dark-brown patinated walnut stock features a hand-forged, flared iron barrel with simple ring turning, original (now pitted) steel mounts and ramrod, whimsical animal face and pinwheel carved into cross-hatched stock, and touchmark on trigger guard reading something like "BUSTINDUS" with a crown above. With photo-certificate.