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Object Number:CG98-1-79
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Moroccan
Provenience: Morocco
Period: 19th century
Date Made: 1800-1899
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:African
Materials:Steel
Silver
Wood
Ivory
Flint
Technique:Engraved
Length: 160.5 cm
Width: 20.5 cm
Other Number:223 - Collector Number

Description

Muzzle loading Musket/Long Rifle - "Kabyle Camel gun" / "Makhala" or "Mekhala". Long narrow steel barrel, covered with two pieces of wood held by engraved silver barrel rings. Steel ramrod in place under barrel. Steel snaphaunce firing mechanism - flint in place. "Altit" style stock with silver and bone/ivory ornamentation. Metal beads on shaft.


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