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pair of spanish escopetas

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by moharrow, Aug 30, 2013.

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  1. moharrow

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    opinions?
     
  2. MattShlock

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    What're you asking? And what's the Length of Pull on those!?

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    ¡Muy bonita, compadres!
     
  4. 4v50 Gary

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    While a flintlock is prettier, I always thought the miquelet was more efficient. One spring serves both the hammer and battery/steel/frizzen. Did you make the guns?
     
  5. MattShlock

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    The miquelet started (and I think both the pictures above show) as flintlocks and preceded what we think of as "traditional" types. They are just a particular type like a snaphaunce, Baltic, English, etc.

    And the striated frizzens have their own separate "feather" spring (do not work off of the main spring) in either of the usual patilla or romanlock miquelet variants.
     
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    Moharrow/Matchlock,

    Tell more about your miquelet escopetas. Living here in Florida, I have become interested n the firearms of the second Spanish period 783-1719. I have built a couple of miquelets but have little to go on. I am in the process of building a "blunder bus" form the Timucuan rebelling period, 1656. Any help you could give would be appreciated.
     
  7. runes

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    Mattshlok, The Kentucky long rifle trigger guard should be reconsidered. Nice otherwise.
     
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  8. Crawdad1

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    Who builds a contemporary miquelet lock? Or do they have to be hand built from other sources? And didn't combining the miquelet and snaphaunce locks create the traditional (or as we know it) flintlock?
     
  9. MattShlock

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    The trigger guard is quite fine Runes. Here's another custom (the locks and stocks are just that -- custom handmade customs) maker's for comparison. Note my oak stock is more period correct for the time and region.
     

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