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unknown Mandingo

Mandingo Flintlock Pistol

19th century - 20th century
Metal, Wood, Cloth

5.43 x 1.58 x 18.23 in. (13.792 x 4.013 x 46.304 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2016.14.82
Geography: Africa, Guinea or Sierra Leone
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Weapons; Firearms
Culture/Nationality: Mandingo, Guinean, Sierra Leonean, West African, African
Collection: Jane Martin Collection

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Mandingo
  • pistols - Short firearms, either rifled or smoothbore, with the chamber made as an integral part of the barrel, designed for use with one hand.
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

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  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): Record No.: 0137649.

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