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French made gun adapted by owner

French made gun adapted by West African owner

Description:

French-made percussion gun. The gun has been adapted, or customised, by its West African owner and decorated with a cloth band with cowrie shells sewn onto it.

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

Object ID:1992/011/005

British gun adapted by owner

British gun adapted by West African owner

Description:

British flintlock gun made by Thomas Barnett of London, who made trade guns, flintlock muskets and rifles. This gun does not have a proof mark, which is an official stamp to say that the barrel had passed a saftey test.Gun makers were known to dump their seconds on the export market and there is anecdotal information about guns exploding when used. The gun has been adapted, or customised,by its West African owner and decorated with cloth, leather fringe, cowrie shells, brass bands, beads and seed pods.

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

Object ID:1992/011/003

Gun

British gun adapted by West African owner

Description:

British flintlock gun made by Thomas Barnett of London, who made trade guns, flintlock muskets and rifles. This gun has a proof mark, which is an official stamp to say that the barrel had passed a saftey test.Gun makers were known to dump their seconds on the export market and there is anecdotal information about guns exploding when used. The gun has been adapted, or customised,by its West African owner and decorated with cloth, leather fringe, cowrie shells, brass bands, beads and seed pods.

Creator: Barnett of London

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

Object ID:1992/011/004

Arrows and quiver

Arrows and quiver

Description:

Arrows and quiver (case for arrows), North Nigeria.

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:E5425

Sword and sheath

Sword and sheath from Asante people of Ghana

Description:

Sword and sheath from the Asante people of the Gold Coast (Ghana). Iron sword, wooden scabbard decorated with shells.

Creator: Asante

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:Ea 1224

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