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Object Number:CG98-1-82
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
Length: 158.2 cm
Width: 19 cm
Other Number:TW ? - Collector Number

Description

Muzzle loading Musket/Long Rifle - "Kabyle Camel gun" / "Makhala" or "Mekhala". Long narrow steel barrel, covered by two pieces of wood, held by bluish silver rings barrel bands. Steel snaphaunce firing mechanism with flint in palce. Trigger and shaft have silver lattice design detailed with red and blue paint. "Altit" style wood stock with silver and ivory/bone ornamentation.


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