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Old 2nd December 2018, 07:05 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by colin henshaw
Found this image from The National Museum of Yemen, Sana'a which might interest. Note the guns in the display case in the background...

Great pic Colin and thanks for posting. I wonder with the troubles in Yemen if the museum is still standing!
Interesting that all the long guns shown on display appear to have the butt "extension" which perhaps suggests that the feature COULD be typical only to that region. Certainly the Omani matchlock does not have the butt extension (see pic), and to my knowledge it is the only other type of matchlock peculiar to the Arabian Peninsula.
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