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Lamchar Rempart gun

first half 19th century



Overall length
370cm

Barrel length
285 cm, outside diameter 8cm at the breech and 6,5cm at the muzzle

Materials
steel, wood

Dating
Jaipur, India, first half 19th C.


A huge and impressive Indian rempart gun called a 'Lamchar'. The biggest of its kind that I have ever seen. This example weighs about 120kg and measures 3m70. It's marked near the breach with Jaipur marks 'JPR/EXR/ 2/8662'. The gun is fully functional and comes with its original ramrod. It has 13 steel capucines binding the barrel to the stock. A reinforced swivel hole between cupicine 8 and 9 allowed the gun to rest and rotate. Condition is good with some wear to the stock and a broken capucine at the breech. (Kalachnikov and toradar musket in picture for comparison)

References; The Maharaja of Jodhpur's Guns' by Robert Elgood, Chapter 4, p. 84 - 101
Picture of a ‘lamchar’ matchlock supported by two men from the Maharajah of Jodhpur at Mehrangarh Fort.
Provenance: German private collection, Heidelberg region.



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10000€

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Price:

10000€

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