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Object Name Gun, Gingal
Other Name Gingal Gun/Rampart Gun
Object Number 1934.673.1
Collection Webb Cook Hayes
Description gingal gun; dark brown wood; matchlock firing mechanism; adjustable rear sight, beaded front sight; metal buttplate; heavy; stock almost entire length of gun; ramrod below barrel fits into woodend stock, has flared end; three large brass barrel clasps, one large brass barrel cap at muzzle end; tag on butt stock reads:

"Chinese Gingal nine feet long, operated by// three Chinese soldiers, with Chinese sword// and Leather scabbard, captured by the Russ-// ians in the Imperial Summer Palace near// Peking, and presented to Lieut. Colonel Webb// Hayes of Major General Chaffee's Staff."
Dimensions L-108 inches
Material metal; wood
Provenance this gingal was captured by the Russians in the Imperial Summer Palace near Peking, China and presented to Lt. Colonel Webb C. Hayes of Major General Chaffee's staff.
Search Terms China
Boxer Rebellion
Imperial Summer Palace