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Object Number:51-4-115
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Nepalese (uncertain)
Provenience: Tibet
Nepal (uncertain)
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Brass
Turquoise
Leather
False Coral
Antelope Horn
Technique:Twist-Steel
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number:139 - Other Number
CG98-1-20 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Wooden stock, brass trimmed matchlock musket. Twist-steel native barrel; turquoise bead for front sight. Long leather pocket for slow match; false corals and turquoise set in leather work. Leather cap for the lock. Sling strap is Gyarong garter: blue and buff, single motifs. Antelope horn prong stand missing. This type of gun was used up to quite recently. Is unusual in that it still has its match cord and a nice match cord cover.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Weapons and Defense (27 Oct 1951 - 06 Jan 1952) View Objects in Exhibition

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