Image Lot Price Description


2181
$460.00

EXCEPTIONALLY FINE ELABORATE ENDO PERIOD JAPANESE MATCHLOCK RIFLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 40. 41″ bbl. Lightly swamped oct bbl with integral front and rear sights. full-length wood stocks that are to be believed made of teak are heavily decorated with chrysanthemum inlays of brass and copper on all sides. Matchlock action is made of brass as is both bbl bands, trigger and buttcap. Bbl is ornately inlaid in brass and silver with a large dragon figure and the Royal Chrysanthemum seal. Made during the Endo Period (1603-1868). These rifles known as “Tanegashima” were influenced after the importation of three matchlock rifles purchased from the Portuguese in 1543. CONDITION: Very fine overall with excellent stocks that have two very minor previously repaired cracks at forend tip. Chrysanthemum and dragon inlays are exceptional and would greatly benefit from a light cleaning. The bbl is very fine; however, the bore is quite dark. Matchlock action does function; however, needs adjustment. 50631-1 TDW (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2181

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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