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Old 9th August 2020, 05:23 AM   #3
Philip
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Hi, Rick

Here's an example identified as Dutch, or Dutch style, in Robert Held, The Age of Firearms (1957), fig. 149.

Like yours, it has a plain, polished surface, with large round disc on the outer extremity of the narrow priming pan. Compare the lockplate profile, and the slender tapered tail of the cock. Also note the protruding "horn" on top of the pan cover, which is a handy finger-rest to help close it.

The neat appearance of your example, and you saying that it works smoothly, strongly suggests European manufacture. I've handled and owned quite a few Moroccan guns over the years and have never been impressed by the operation of native-made mechanisms.
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