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snaphaunce lock
octagonal fluted muzzle
snaphaunce lock
camel bone decoration
camel bone decoration
afedali snaphaunce
afedali snaphaunce
Afedali
Morocco, early to mid 19th century
Indo-Persian arms
Ref. ma0027
€ 600

An Afedali musket from the Sous Valley in Morocco. It's fitted with an octagonal barrel (100cm) strapped to the stock by nine silver capucines. The walnut stock decorated with pieces of camel bone, silver strips and red scroll-work. The locks buffer is missing and the butt plate misses the top strap. A previous owner refitted the lock using new screws. Most of these item on the market are of poor quality. This is a highly decorative item in a pleasing condition.

 - Robert Elgood Firearms of the Islamic World, Page 73, Fig 36.

- George Cameron Stone, A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor: in All Countries and in All Times, p. 257, fig. 4

137cm (53.94inch )