A 20-BORE SNAPHAUNCE SINGLE-BARREL MUSKET WITH WHITE-METAL & BONE DECORATION, no visible serial number,
North African, possibly Moroccan circa 1840, with iron 51 1/2in. two-stage barrel, bulbous muzzle, bead fore-sight, carved block rear-sight, plain snaphaunce lock with pan-cover and squared hammer-jaws, wood full-stock with engraved iron belly-plate extending to the wrist, fan-tailed butt with flat bone heel-plate and moulded iron top and bottom straps, the remainder covered in a mixture of pierced white-metal panels, applied white metal medallions, bone panels and furnished with eighteen white metal engraved barrel-bands, iron trigger guard decorated with gold koftgari-work and moulded iron ramrod
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