Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 355: Indian Toradar Matchlock Musket

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Silver and Gold Ornamented Indian Toradar Matchlock Musket with Paint Decorated Stock

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000

Silver and Gold Ornamented Indian Toradar Matchlock Musket with Paint Decorated Stock

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Matchlock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 60
Barrel: 52 1/2 inch round
Finish: bright/silver/gold
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 290
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 210
Class: Antique
Description:

Toradars were used on the Indian subcontinent from the 16th century to mid 19th century. This toradar has a gilded flared muzzle with a post front sight, "scale" textured main body of the barrel, silver breech section cover and stock plates with gilt floral borders, bands of silver wire, and painted stock. The designs on both the silver and stock are floral patterns. There is a compartment in the buttplate. Provenance: The Tom Lewis Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine with much of the gilt finish remaining, attractive aged patina on the silver, silver-gray patina and some minor spots of corrosion on the iron, and mild overall wear. Some of the wire bands are loose or absent. The stock is also fine and has most of the paint remaining, generally mild overall wear, and some small flakes/slivers absent at the edges. Mechanically fine.



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