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18th C. Indian Wood / Iron Matchlock Bandukh Toradar

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18th C. Indian Wood / Iron Matchlock Bandukh Toradar
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Central Asia, India, British Colonial period, ca. 18th century CE. A lovely long rifle known as a "bandukh toradar" (literally "matchlock gun") of a lengthy form. The rifle has an elongated back stock, an openwork trigger, a hammer meant to hold a lit match or fuse, and a petite flash pan underneath. A parabolic strap loop is attached beneath so the warrior could carry the rifle on his back when not in use. The iron barrel sits within the carved groove of the forestock and features etched floral motifs around the flared muzzle, and an iron ram rod rests in a slot beneath. A maker's mark denoting the British Arsenal is visible on the backstock and reads "SLK 33." Size (rifle): 58.125" L (147.6 cm); length of barrel: 36.7" L (93.2 cm).

For a stylistically similar example with elaborate etchings, please see The Royal Armouries Collections, Oriental Gallery, Leeds, object number XXVIF.98.

Provenance: private Glorieta, New Mexico, USA collection

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#149231
Condition
Damage to several areas of forestock, and barrel secured with two lengths of modern metal wire. Chips and losses to areas of forestock and backstock, with bending to areas of iron plates on back stock, one stable fissure on barrel near muzzle, fading to some etched details on barrel muzzle, and light softening to maker's mark. Great patina throughout. Rifle has not been tested for firing functionality.
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18th C. Indian Wood / Iron Matchlock Bandukh Toradar

Estimate $1,500 - $2,250
May 06, 2021
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Starting Price $550
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0069A: 18th C. Indian Wood / Iron Matchlock Bandukh Toradar
Sold for $5501 Bid
Est. $1,500 - $2,250Starting Price $550
Art of Asia | Antiquity to Present
May 06, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0069A Details
Description
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Central Asia, India, British Colonial period, ca. 18th century CE. A lovely long rifle known as a "bandukh toradar" (literally "matchlock gun") of a lengthy form. The rifle has an elongated back stock, an openwork trigger, a hammer meant to hold a lit match or fuse, and a petite flash pan underneath. A parabolic strap loop is attached beneath so the warrior could carry the rifle on his back when not in use. The iron barrel sits within the carved groove of the forestock and features etched floral motifs around the flared muzzle, and an iron ram rod rests in a slot beneath. A maker's mark denoting the British Arsenal is visible on the backstock and reads "SLK 33." Size (rifle): 58.125" L (147.6 cm); length of barrel: 36.7" L (93.2 cm).

For a stylistically similar example with elaborate etchings, please see The Royal Armouries Collections, Oriental Gallery, Leeds, object number XXVIF.98.

Provenance: private Glorieta, New Mexico, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#149231
Condition
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Damage to several areas of forestock, and barrel secured with two lengths of modern metal wire. Chips and losses to areas of forestock and backstock, with bending to areas of iron plates on back stock, one stable fissure on barrel near muzzle, fading to some etched details on barrel muzzle, and light softening to maker's mark. Great patina throughout. Rifle has not been tested for firing functionality.
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