Thread: Arab? Musket
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Old 15th October 2018, 02:10 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by mahratt
By the way, similar butt can be seen in some Afghan rifles:

The photo here shows the thick leather pads added to the butt sections. This, more than likely was to help reduce more severe recoil. Seems rather obvious.

It's the wood half-circle Arab alteration that is still a mystery to me. I just view it as a styling technique from tradition. Can't come up with a different reason.

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