Object Title

Matchlock combination bow and musket

Matchlock combination bow and musket

Date

1801-1830

Object Number

XXVIF.160

Provenance

Purchased, Sotheby's, 14 December 1980, lot 123. From the collection of Major White, formerly AL13.37.

Physical Description

Internal trigger with serpentine and string release. The stock is painted, and has a long slot for the bowstring, with twin hooks for attachment of the bow stave. The barrel is decorated in silver koftgari at the breech and muzzle, and has eight barrel bands.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 168cm(66.3in), barrel length: 118cm (46.6in)

Calibre

.50 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Inscribed in Hindi on the barrel (see inv. file).

Associations

Places India