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Antique Afghan Musket Jezail, Early 19th C.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Pre 1900: Item # 1058969
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 $1975, SOLD 
$1975, SOLD

Description: The hardwood stock with characteristic flared butt, inlaid with mother of pearl inlays. Affixed to the left butt is also the handle of a hallmarked silver spoon, possibly captured. With massive flintlock mechanism dated 1816 and bearing spurious British marks. Mounts of engraved brass and iron, the barrel very finely paneled, chiseled and inlaid with silver. Retains its profiled iron ramrod and leather sling. First half of the 19th century. Very minor losses, one brass mount replaced. Overall length 154.5 cm.