Original Nepalese 19th Century Big Game Percussion Rifle
Original Item: Only One Available. This started life, the barrel anyway, as a quality big game sporting rifle. It has seen much better days unfortunately.
Discovered in the old Palace of Lagan Silekhanna in 2003 in Kathmandu, Nepal, condition was frightful, being covered in maybe 150 years of filth and grime.
The bore of the heavy barrel is so used the rifling is absent. The percussion lock is clearly an old local replacement and the stock, although nicely put together is of British India origin. We suspect the Octagonal barrel might have been British, with damascus steel twist lines visible but is very pock marked from old pitting and neglect.
All markings, including proof marks, are long gone, the octagonal barrel corners are now largely rounded. There is very little to say about this 175 year old Tiger rifle to put it in a good light other than to say it is an old hunting rifle that would display well over a fireplace and has quite a history, if only it could speak! Not a bad piece for over the mantle.
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