This rifled matchlock long gun was made in north-west India in the 19th century. It is missing its ramrod and lanyard (you can see the lanyard rings fixed on the first and third barrel bands). The barrel flares into distinctive tulip-shape at the end and on some examples, this was fashioned into the mouth of a beast. It also has an unusual solid plate trigger which, when depressed, pivoted the serpentine match-holder to meet the pan. Although the curved stock is like that of the Afghan jezail in shape, it lacks the jezail’s forked rest.