The fuse / taper is made of a cord of palm fibre which has been finely plated and then wound round with cotton thread. The cotton thread keeps the taper smouldering for a long time.
On the photos in the slide-show we see:
- The fuse is wound around the gun stock and fuse tubes and the end fixed with a brass clam (that is fixed to the tubes)
- The two connected fuse-tubes a) A tube with holes to keep the fuse smouldering b) One closed to put out the fire
- The fuse is lighted with a fire-striker.
- The tiny powder-pan is connected to the barrel (see the first photo in th slide-show) and is filled with powder using the small powder box (talahiq).
- The filled powder-pan is subsequently sealed with a copper sliding cover also connected to the barrel.
- On the top of the gun we see the "forked" cock (or hammer) in which the fuse is placed when preparing to fire.
- When you press the trigger (has abstract shape of a lion) on the bottom right the burning fuse is moved towards the small powder-pan and when ignited fire moves through a tiny hole (touch-hole) to the center of the barrel (with the powder and the bullet) and the gun is fired!