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Miquelet Gun

dated 1806
Steel, wood, silver, gold
L. 48 in. (121.92 cm); Cal. .71 in. (18.03 mm)
Credit Line:
The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
Inscription: Inscribed on the lock: possibly "Misr" (Egypt), and the date [A.H.] 1221 (A.D. 1806);

On the barrel: "Made by Hussain."

Marking: Unidentified marks on the ramrod (possibly European) and under the barrel.
Nickel, Helmut. "Arms and Armor from the Permanent Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49, no. 1 (Summer 1991). pp. 52, 64, ill.

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