Afghan flintlock jezail

Manufactured in Afghanistan c.mid-19th century using a then 200 years old British East India Co. flintlock mechanism.
Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa all have a long tradition of handmade and decorated long guns like this one, with their barrels giving them unparalleled range in the era of smoothbore muskets.
By the time of the Great Game and the Anglo-Afghan war though, it was outclassed by military percussion lock rifles.

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