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Below you find our collection of Omani guns and associated tools.
According to Islam Omani men are not supposed to wear jewellery (except for a signet ring) however they are allowed to wear weapons.
Others from Bandar Abbas , Lar and Menon manufacture swords and matchlocks for which there is a great demand in the interior.
Wangemann in "Land und Leute Ost Afrika " 1890 page 4 / 5 describes the frightening looking irregular soldiers of the Sultan in The Customs street close to the house of Wonders "Leute, die vielleicht sonst in gewohlichen leben friedliche bauern, heute aber gar wild und schrecklich aussehen.
We also have a European tool (purchased in Nizwa) to cast multiple bullets but originates from a Dutch or English ship around 1700 (according to the Dutch Scheepvaart Museum in Amsterdam) It could very well originate from the ship Amstelveen that sunk before Oman in the 18th century (see references) The gun powder in Oman was made by grinding and mixing equal quantities of sulphur, charcoal and salt-peter.
Similar to swords the Omani considered their matchlocks also as heirlooms passed from father to son for generations and can therefore be very old.
We gave him six guns as a present" The original guns on our web-page date from the 17th century (see Elgood) .
Dating based on decoration and the style plus the stamps on the barrel etc.
Robert Elgood in "Firearms of the Islamic world in the Tareq Rajab Museum Kuwait " p 87 (bottom right) mentions that the older the weapon the more it was esteemed by the Arabs!