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: Or2008.28

: Militaria

: firearm

: Matchlock hunting gun. Round iron barrel formed with integral rear flange with peep-hole sight. Integral flash-pan. Bead fore-sight. Attached to the stock by 3 silver wire barrel bands. Wooden full-stock inlaid with bone panels, each decorated with carved designs. The right side of the pentagonal form butt with attached leather pouch with folding cover, this decorated with silver studs and dyed wool and parchment. The butt plate formed of horn and bone. The fore-stock with attached folding 2-pronged horn and wood stand. Indian-type matchlock mechanism enclosed within the stock. Leather sling. Iron ramrod.

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: Tibet, Eastern Asia, Asia

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: 18/19th cent