North African Miquelet Jezail (Musket)

North African Miquelet Jezail (Musket)

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Description (Brief)
North African miquelet lock Jezail inlaid with gold, resented to President Thomas Jefferson by Siddi Suliman Mella, ambassador of the Bey of Tunis, after the end of the Tripolitan War in 1805. Inscribed in Arabic “Made by Muhammad in Year 1203 after the Hijrah” (Sept. 21, 1789 - Sept 9, 1790)
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Object Name
musket, miquelet lock
Object Type
Other Terms
Gun; Firearms; Miquelet;.69 In; Smooth Bore; Muzzle Load; Sa; P
date made
ca 1789
associated date
1802 - 1803
associated person
Jefferson, Thomas
place made
associated place
barrel: 62 1/2 in; 158.75 cm
overall: 8 in x 77 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 20.32 cm x 196.85 cm x 9.525 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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