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wood, brass, silver, metal, chicken wing wood
Late 18 to early 19th century
Sumatra, 18 tot 19th century
A late 18th to 19th century Malay 'Padri' or 'Satingar' matchlock musket. One of three currently for sale. These are heavy guns that don't have a ramrod. The lowerling of the bullit was achieved simply by stumping the gun with the butt on the ground. The lock mechanism is complete with its two fuse holders. I have yet to see a good condition barrel on these guns. The monsoon seasons have taken their toll on these steel barrels.
A late 18th-19th century Malay 'Padri' or 'Satingar' matchlock musket. One of three currently for sale. They are heavy weapons and don't have a ramrod. The lowering of the bullit was achieved simply by crushing the gun with the butt on the ground.
This item has been restored by a professional restorer. The wood has a new finish and the butt plate is a replacement. Original brass parts. Overall size is 176cm with an 18mm calibre barrel.
UPM’s Malay Heritage Museum
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, National Museum Negara
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