Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.