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Superb Early 19th c. Sind Indian or Oudh Musket with chiseled hunting shikargar barrel

( ID: if889 )

A very fine early 19th C. Sind rifle with a fully chiseled barrel with designs of hunting and animals throughout. The heavy stock is made of ebony wood and is of exceptional quality. The lock is a native made percussion lock in the style of a British early 19th C. Percussion lock. Several capucins are missing but the remaining silver wire capucins are of fine quality.

The heavy barrel is finely chiseled with elephants, deer, tiger and other animals and with hunters firing at them. These designs are reminiscent of shikargar hunting swords, several of which we have offered in the past several years. This gunis a rare example of a fully chiseled barrel with a dragon or tiger head makara at the opening of the barrel.  The rifle has the original ram rod which is not pictured.

This rifle was purchased from the armory of the Maharajah of Jaipur in the 1960s and has been in a German collection since. We are proud to offer it as one of the final set of Sind rifles from the Maharaj of Jaipur's armory.

Overall length is 62", barrel is 47".

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