Phom 8 Dos, Thi Nyiaj | Exceptional Condition Hmong Flintlock Silver Bands
Antique Hmong flintlock of 8 dos with silver barrel bands. This antique is absolutely beautiful, with a heavy bull barrel in near perfect condition. The phaj leej hauv (lock/action) exhibits fine traditional engravings on the flashpan, and still sparks very well. A gun this size would be traditionally used to shoot bullets of around 300 grains.
This flintlock has an octagonal barrel and beautiful stock made from figured wood. The stock has been oiled and sealed. This will includes lub tsuam pob, ciab mes, zeb ntais, and txoj hlua rub tus ncauj qa. Lub tsuam pob is newly made from very fine rabbit pelt.
Barrel and lock are in great working condition; the frizzen sparks very well. This flintlock works very reliably and has been testfired. Recommended maximum load of 100 grains of blackpowder only.
Length of barrel: 50.25 inches (~7 dos)
Length overall: 57 inches (~8 dos)
Weight of silver bands: 67.84 grams sterling silver (925 fine)
Weight: 5+ pounds
This is an absolutely gorgeous gun; one of the finest and of best condition I have ever seen. Any questions or additional pictures available upon request via email or social direct media message. As with all antiques we sell, pictures show the actual item you will receive—there is only one available.
Flintlocks are considered "Antique Firearms," and not "Guns," by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and under the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968, and thus are federally unregulated. Therefore, you do not need any paperwork nor background checks for purchase. However, this does NOT apply in the jurisdictions of New Jersey, Illinois, Washington D.C. and New York City, where flintlocks are, per local law, considered "Guns" and thus must be registered. Therefore, we cannot ship to you if you live in New Jersey, Illinois, Washington D.C. or NYC—any orders to a home address in these jurisdictions will automatically be cancelled and refunded. As a disclaimer, please check your local ordinances and statutes to ensure compliance with all laws. We do not sell outside of the United States—all international orders will be automatically cancelled and refunded.