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Object Number:CG98-1-81
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Moroccan
Provenience: Morocco
Period: 19th century
Date Made: circa 1878
Early Date: 1868
Late Date: 1888
Section:African
Materials:Steel
Silver
Wood
Ivory
Length: 160 cm
Width: 17 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 missing. Trigger and shaft have cutout metal design detailed with red paint. Coin with date 1299 (AH) hanging from trigger. "Altit" style wood stock with metal and ivory ornamentation.


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