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Old February 11, 2021, 10:18 AM   #8
Mike Irwin
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I agree, it's most like middle eastern, Turkish, or North African in origin. It could also be Spanish, given the Arabic influences there.

And, I'm pretty sure it's quite old and original... My guess is late 1600s to mid 1700s...

I can't tell, though, if it has an external sear arrangement, which would make it a miquelete-style lock and would also tend to make its origins in the areas I listed above.
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