42” .60 cal. octagonal barrel, tapered through its length. The breech with Liege proof and mounted with a bronze open sight. The muzzle with a bead or short post sight. ¾ stock with stepped nose and iron ramrod. Leather sling, the front relocated from the stock end to middle in its working life. Fine toe lock with relief decorated silver side plate set with three red corals. A fourth lacking. Elegant bronze top jaw screw terminal. Five silver foliage relief decorated silver barrel bands. Pierced silver side plates, probably added in its working life. Quality only rarely found in North African arms.