Percussion, converted from flint with the addition of a side bolster and exchanged lock. 61 1/2" overall with 45" .70 cal. barrel of tapered form and octagonal section its full length. The breech engraved with numerous abstracted forms in the Muslim tradition. Appears to be Damascus twist construction with medium brown stable rusted finish. The stock crudely finished as made and inlaid with bone crosses to the butt, one only lacking. Well worn. The Kabyle of Algeria were fierce Berber fighters, largely independent in the Ottoman era and gradually colonized by the French against armed opposition.

Stock Number: T944

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