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India matchlock toradar
India matchlock toradar
India matchlock toradar
India matchlock toradar
India matchlock toradar
India matchlock toradar
makara head
Indian matchlock toradar
early 19th Century
Indo-Persian arms
Ref. it0016
€ 1100

A simple but very well made musket. It has a beautiful smooth 12 mm cal. twisted barrel showing a zig-zag chevron pattern. A strongly bell-mouthed muzzle. A firm rear-sight and a gunsmith mark? Decorated with silver rings surrounded by woven, brass bands. The zig-zag laminated side panels decorated with fretwork and rosettes. The pan has the shape of a makara head and still has its pan-cover. The sectioned hardwood stock with copper bands (later replacements). The stocks' front sections have been skilfully replaced. Iron ramrod engraved with chevron motifs. Very good condition.

- see 'On Damascus Steel' Leo S. Figiel, p.114, fig.47 and p. 88

164cm (64.57inch )