Rare East India Government Two Band musket

Rare East India Government Two Band musket

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This is a fabulous condition East India Government Sergeants or Artillery two band percussion musket that was issued to the Government Sepoy Army of Morena, Madhya Pradesh, India. It would have been used and issued whilst the British empire ruled India and its forces. This musket dates to around the late 1850s early 1860s. During this period in India one of the most famous rebellion uprisings took place, the "Indian Mutiny" (1857 - 1858). It began with a rebellion by Indian troops (sepoys) serving in the army of the British East India Company. British rule in India was handled by the East India Company. The rebellion lasted about 18 months and was brutal and vicious. The rebels committed many atrocities. Gradually British troops, along with the forces of Indian rulers who sided with the British, overcame them using muskets like this one.

This example is in superb condition and is full working order. It also has an unique feature, the wood work has been "duffle cut" between the larger brass barrel band. This was most commonly done by British servicemen when attempting to bring back a captured weapon. Shortening the wood made it easier to smuggle back in a kit bag.

A rare and very desirable musket. Chambered in an antique obsolete calibre it can be cocked, stripped and dry fired.


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Product Code: 149M8