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Martini-Henry action Jezail

Manufactured in modern-day Pakistan or Afghanistan, dated 1881.
.577/450 Martini-Henry single shot falling block action, silver mounted and damascened.

An industrial age take on the jezail, a type of long gun that traditionally used salvaged flintlock mechanisms in its creation. These weapons always show a large amount of personnalisation and decoration, in this case including damascening which involves hammering precious metal wires onto an etched surface.

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