SOLD FOR: $1413.88
Model: The design is consistent with Dzeferdar or Jeferdar muskets.
Serial Number: None
Year of Manufacture: Likely 1800s
Caliber: Approximately .70 Caliber
Action Type: Miquelet-Style Flintlock Musket
Markings: There are no legible markings, only decorative inlay and engraving.
Barrel Length: 32″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade integral to the bell at the muzzle. The rear sight is a “V”-notch dovetailed to the rear of the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is composed of wood with decorative pearl inlay and decoratively engraved and stamped brass with three barrel bands and sling swivles on the side. The brass has mostly gone to a moderate patina with brighter color showing in the areas under the bands. Some areas of the brass show dents and dings. The pearl inlay has scattered losses, but is generally in good shape. The LOP is approximately 11 3/4″, but is difficult to measure properly due to the extreme drop of the stock. Overall, the stock is in about Very Good condition as Antique.
Type of Finish: Damascus & Brass
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is dark with moderate-heavy erosion throughout.
Overall Condition: The metal surfaces have gone to a moderate-dark patina with some damascus patterning and inlay still visible. There are some scattered nicks and scratches. Overall, this musket is in about Very Good condition as Antique.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The miquelet-style lock has half-cock and full-cock positions. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None. Please note, this musket does not come with a flint.
Our Assessment: Roughly translated from Persian as “decorated with diamonds”, the Dzeferdar or Jeferdar (we found many different spellings of this term) is a decorative musket which was found in many cultures from the Balkans to Persia. In some areas such as Montenegro, they were considered to be not only decorative, but also lucky charms for those who carried them. This example shows its age, and was likely made in the 1700s or 1800s. It has a miquelet-style flint lock with decorative pearl inlays and tooled brass in its stock. The design is set off by its damascus barrel which also has decorative inlays and a decoratively engraved bell at the muzzle. This is a neat antique musket which will be a great addition to a collection or display. Please see our photos and good luck!