“The jezail (Sometimes Jezzail from the Pashto language) was

by Jim Morgan

“The jezail (Sometimes Jezzail from the Pashto language) was a simple, cost-efficient and often handmade muzzle-loading long arm commonly used in British India, Central Asia and parts of the Middle East in the past.” Quote from wikipedia. Watson mentions being afraid of being struck by a jezail bullet in the opening paragraphs of _A Study in Scarlet_. The hezail musket fired a 50 to 75 calibre bullet. I’d be afraid if a jezail shell as well. #Sherlock

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