A RARE AFGHAN MUSKET Of atypical form, likely influenced by rifles carried by elite Caucasian troops during Imperial Russian conquest of Central Asia. The stock carved of dark wood, the stock notched behind the lock, with only slight drop to the butt. With figured bone and brass inlays, the British lock with EIC mark and maker’s name BARNETT, and dated 1749.
The axe, which used the princes, and princely combatants, and militiamen, both foot and horse, was the very extended chopping weapon in the Old-Russian troops. However, there was a difference: however, foot more frequently used large axes, horse - "toporkami", i.e., by short axes
Russian Airborne Troops equipped with BMD-2 armored vehicles during drills in the Pskov region on July 5, 2017