James Mackay: Killed a lot of British troops in the Anglo-Afghan war, not sure about this
one and no idea how it got to the USA but they're usually hand-crafted and
very common. Probably 19th century not 1600 it would be rotted
Mr. Mars Experience: love the gun but the guy asking the questions is so ignorant about guns ..
"whats it called?"
"what shells do you suppose it takes?"
Tree Rat: She a bit beat up but i would have been made for someone real important, i
doubt you will get one the same. she looks a real nice gun. cheers
Colonialscrip: The accuracies of these muskets were not very good, cos they did not have
rifling groves in their barrels. During the mid 1800s, rifling became very
popular as breech loading rifles and mini-balls were invented (used mostly
during the american civil war unfortunately)
Monkeymarcuz: Dramaalipasha, it wouldn't be made in the 1850s because the percussion
action was out, and hardly any flintlock guns, besides sporting guns were
made after that.
tawesd: Correct me if I'm wrong, but that barrel does not look like it is rifled,
and it looks like it is a smoothbore musket. Beautiful gun by the way, I
love the ornate stock.
METALLICARULES11: racist freak
miltonSF: Not a flintlock, that is a snaphaunce which is a flintlock predecessor, the
period certainly is 17th century but not Spanish, although the stock shape
has a strong influence from spanish models is more arabian than spanish.
DramaAliPasha: This is a "Taouzilt" musket from the Moroccan Sous mountains. It has a
Snaphaunce lock and was most probably manufactured around 1850. (See Elgood
and Tirri) Harris
Chris Belmonte: are you certain is an actual rifle? I thought rifles did not appear until
the 18th century. I figure it is a smoothbore musket, not a rifled musket.
Alejandro Menchaca: That musket doesn´t look spanish at all. It is muslim manufacture.Turkish
or Moroccan maybe.
MrOlekul: imagine how it is to load the bullet down the barrel of that gun!
ftorresgamez: Does not look like a flintlock, rather a Snaphaunce lock.
shari abshar: U want sale it?
RalphyGreene: I always see rifles like that when they have movies about arabs from the
LongRifle100: Its an Afghan "jazeel"
ETECHJOEs: pawn it for 50 bucks your redneck
Pierre Sun Zhao: The Chinese 3 barrel pole gun is better for rate of fire but probably not
berhorst59: would definitely agree its of arabic origin. used in muslim africa, middle
east, usually referred to as a miqulet
camino primitivo: seems like you know what you're talking about! I was gonna say something
like musketeers rifle or something lol
Idontevencare h: @imperiumiv Actualy if i remember right i think that rifle have been around
since the 15th or 16th century. Just they took alot longer too load so
large armies prefered the musket for mass vollys. Rifles would be used by
smaller groups of speacalized soilders. Atleast untill the invention of the
mini ball which made it easier too load. Atleast i think.
LongRifle100: It's an Afghan "Jazeel"
Irish Druid: Didn't hear much about the Spanish unising flintlocks in the 17th century.
If this is authentic then it is probably quite rare.
OneEyePI: I agree, it is a jezail, but not necessarily Afghan. It is also not a
flintlock, as stated in the video, it is a snaphaunce. I doubt it is really
17th Century, these were being built and used into the early 20th century
in some places.