Saturday, December 11, 2004

An old flintlock gun

An old flintlock gun, originally uploaded by mutikonka.

This is Zago Tsering's cousin with an old matchlock rifle from the early 20th century. They were used for hunting and you would need to be a good shot because if you missed it would be at least a couple of minutes before you got the next shot loaded!

This was taken in Shantian, the Pumi village in the Yangwe Kong valley, some70km west of Jiulong

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