Antique Omani bullet mould. Tool to cast four bullets at a time for a matchlock gun

Omani tool to cast four bullets at a time
  • Description

 

Rare Omani tool to cast one bullet at a time. With brass fittings with dot in circle design.

 

 

 Bullet Mould

Arab name: Qalib

Period: 1800-1880

Origin: Oman

References:
  1. Robert Elgood. The Arms and armour of Arabia page 46-48.
  2. Craft heritage of Oman Neil Richardson & Maria Dorr Volume 2 page 456 illustration. 123;
  3. J.L. Carter Tribes in Oman Peninsular publishing 1982 page 20;
  4. A tribute to Oman 18th National day "Gun lore: The story of the Abu Fatiylah" Robert Richmond. Apex Ruwi page 90
  5. Stone A glossary of the Construction Decoration and Use of arms and armor in all countries and in all times 1934 p.155 fig 198