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Object Number:CG98-1-80
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
Technique:Engraved
Length: 160.5 cm
Width: 15 cm

Description

Muzzle loading Musket/Long Rifle - "Kabyle Camel gun" / "Makhala" or "Mekhala". Long narrow steel barrel, covered by two pieces of wood held by engraved silver barrel rings. Steel ramrod in place under barrel. Steel snaphaunce firing mechanism - flint not present. "Altit' style wood stock with silver and ivory ornamentation. Silver nail head decoration on shaft.


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