North African Miquelet Lock This is the typical Maghrib (Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco) miquelet lock, also referred to as an Arab toe-lock. This is nothing more than the agujeta lock refined and embellished. This lock could have been made in 1650 or 1850. Note that the mainspring bears on the toe of the cock, as does the romanlock, and that it has a dog-lock catch for the cock (there is no half-cock sear as on the patilla and romanlock). This style of lock was the most popular in the Algerian and Tunisian tribes whereas the Dutch style of snaphaunce lock was most prevalent in Moroccan tribes as well as the Kabyle of northeastern Algeria.