Join Date: Mar 2012
Indian Combination Matchlock & Crossbow?
Hello I am requesting help with identification of this combination matchlock &, I presume, a cross bow.
The 'bow' itself is missing, however the attachment points to bind it to with leather thongs are, I think, quite apparent. The barrel is.565" Cal, 53 ½" long with integral pan. The twin function serpentine lock simultaneously lowers the match to the pan & the iron notched catch in the breech of the bolt chamber.
In some of the photos I have inserted a yellow rod where the bolt, more an arrow really, would be.
Has anyone seen any other examples similar to this please?