Sikh flintlock pistol
Pair of flintlock pistols
Indian (Sikh), probably Lahore, early 19th century
- This is one of a pair of Sikh flintlock pistols probably made in Lahore in the early 19th century.
- The matchlock musket was probably introduced into India during the Mughal invasion of the 16th century.
- It continued in use until the end of the 19th century, despite the introduction of the flintlock and later percussion firearms by Europeans in the 18th and 19th centuries.