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Khyber Pass Cap & Ball Pistol VERY ornate with older original parts?

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Usual Khyber Pass Cap & Ball Pistol VERY ornate with older original parts? Bone and antler inlays. The barrel looks like it was European made with very old with silver inlays. Note the old nautical ram rod keeper, the ram is missing. Nipple, hammer and trigger work ( Half cock safety works) and look period. There is no trigger guard (lost at some time). Wood is old but not as old as as barrel. Again usual leather sling that has been on it for years, WWI or WWII? Great discussion Piece for you collection.


“A Khyber Pass copy is a firearm manufactured by cottage gunsmiths in the Khyber Pass region between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The area has long had a reputation for producing unlicensed copies of firearms using whatever materials are available; more often than not, railway rails, scrap motor vehicles, and other scrap metal with basic hand tools.[1] The quality of such firearms varies widely, ranging from as good as a factory-produced example to dangerously poor.

The most commonly encountered Khyber Pass copies are of British military firearms, notably Martini–HenryMartini–Enfield, and Lee–Enfield rifles, although AK-47 rifles, Webley RevolversTokarev TT-33sColt M1911s and Browning Hi-Powers have also been encountered. In the United States, a Kalashnikov-style rifle composed of a mix of parts from various style AK rifles is sometimes referred to as a Khyber Pass AK because, like Khyber guns, they are unlike any rifle produced by a factory or issued by a regular military force. The typical example of a "Khyber Pass AK" is a stamped receiver AKM chambered for the 7.62×39mm cartridge, fitted with the triangular folding stock common to Russian AKS-74 rifles.[citation needed]

The Khyber Pass gunsmiths first acquired examples of the various British service arms during nineteenth-century British military expeditions in the North-West Frontier (generally unsuccessful, and sometimes disastrously so), which they used to make copies. During World War II, some locally organised irregular forces were issued Khyber Pass-made rifles – partly for financial reasons and partly because there was concern the troops would steal their rifles and desert if issued higher-quality British or Indian manufactured rifles.” Sources Wikipedia 

Please look at all photos. Please call or email any questions. It is a Surplus Firearm and sold as is. You, the buyer, are responsible for all state laws as well as extra fees etc. Thanks for looking!

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