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Antique Japanese Matchlock Tanegashima

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Antique Japanese Matchlock Tanegashima
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Antique Japanese Matchlock Tanegashima, in approx. 50 cal., 40.5'' octagonal barrel, with inlaid brass family crest near the breach. Brass lock and fittings for match rope. Wood stock is devoid of any decorations, with brass reinforcements for lock pins. There is some Japanese kanji written in black ink on the outside and inside barrel channel of the stock. Barrel appears to be signed under some heavy rust on the bottom. Overall length is 54''. Condition is good overall for its age with scratches and bruises to stock. Missing brass cover for barrel touch hole. Lock mechanism works adequately. Est.: $800-$1,200. (Antique)