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Old 18th March 2021, 05:23 PM   #15
Fernando K
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 621


Two observations

First: The front face of the frizzen also has a mask, as does the arch of the guard and the stock knob. If the mask is the same or similar, the lock is original. And also, it seems to be consistent with the little decoration that we find on the barrel, the trigger guard arch and the butt pommel, except for the masks and a work of filing, giving drawing to these parts.

Second: the back plate (side plate) and the decoration around the tang barrel I suppose it is iron) seem to come from another hand, they may have been obtained by the armorer who assembled the gun, and the holes for the screws that hold the lock they may not coincide with the spaces in the side plate for the screw holes. There is also a hint of this; the barrel tang had to be filed in a corner to embed the decoration.

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