Percussion musket, cal. .671, steel smooth bore part octagonal part round imitation damascus barrel, 84.80cm long. African trade musket, made in Belgium, first half of nineteenth century.

Physical Description

Steel back-action side lock and hammer on R.H. side, lightly engraved with foliate scrolls, brass oval triggerguard with small front spur, short plain extensions, lightly engraved with foliate scrolls, no sideplate and brass butt plate. Flat bladed front sight, and no rear sight, tang bolt aligned with barrel to act as rear sight, barrel secured by barrel pin, two nickel silver ramrod tubes with brass ramrod guide at foreend of stock, wooden ramrod with tip missing. Blackened wooden half stock, elaborately carved on underside in the figure of a lion devouring another animal, both with inlaid glass eyes. Both animals and ramrod coloured red.

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