Jezail musket uit Afghanistan *niet werkzaam/onklaar*
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Afhalen in Arnhem of in Harderwijk
"A late 19th/ early 20th century musket from Afghanistan. Smooth-bore non-rifled steel barrel, these often feature re-used old Mughal Indian, or Ottoman Turkish barrels sometimes displaying watered twist-steel patterns. The wooden stock of typical Afghan form, inlaid for its length with mother of pearl shell, and applied with decorative brass work allover. The flintlock firing mechanism probably of European origin, likely dating to circa 1800. These were frequently re-used from British military muskets, or traded, and often display the heart or lion mark of the EIC East India Company, or the Tower and Crown of Ordnance military guns. Occasionally a date is shown on the older mechanisms. Later guns display Afghan-made locks of the same form with often spurious marks in imitation of the British or Foreign stamps. This gun appears to have an old strap which adds to the interest of this example. Flintlock muskets of this type were used throughout the 19th century by Afghan tribesmen against the British, and Russian military and Afghan snipers were notorious for being good shots".