Afghanistan , 01.11.1987
МЗСБ КП 22072 П 887
111,5 х 12,5 х 6 cm
steel, wood, brass, handmade
A gift from the Afghan government delegation led by Mohammad Najibullah, the Chairman of the Revolutionary Council of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, to the Panorama Museum "Battle of Stalingrad", [Great Britain, India]

The musket is a 78 cm steel smoothbore. The diameter of the breech of the barrel is Ø мах. 27 mm, while the diameter of the muzzle of the barrel is only 19 mm. The calibre may also vary. Closer to the muzzle end the bore hole is shaped as an uneven circle with the diameter of 13 mm. The barrel is attached to the polished redwood stock. The buttstock is of an Arabic type. During the restoration of the musket the stock was equipped with a wooden lock with a metal staple attached with two pins. Besides screws, the barrel is also attached to the stock with three brass clamps of different width. It is also equipped with a flintlock mechanism that used to be extremely popular in France in the late 18th century and early 19th century. The buttstock and the trigger guard are both made of brass. The touchhole is located in the breech, on the right side of the barrel. There is also a hole for a ramrod in the top part of the stock. The recreated ramrod is 58 mm long. Such muskets were used in Afghanistan in the late 19th century and early 20th century to fight against British colonizers.

See also

A banknote of 10 drachmas dating back to 1955 issued with a dedicatory inscription: “Let a piece of Greece devoted to Stalingrad stay in this dear city.”
Greece , 12.12.1958
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Canada , 1999