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Lot 2225: Inlaid Japanese Tanegashima Matchlock Arquebus

Auction Date: June 23, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,600

Inlaid Japanese Tanegashima Matchlock Arquebus

Manufacturer: Japanese
Model: Matchlock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 47
Barrel: 39 1/4 inch octagon
Finish: black/silver/bright
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 336
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

Tanegashima arquebuses were the main firearms used in Japan for around three centuries until the opening of Japan in the mid 19th century. The smoothbore barrel has a triangular front sight, grooved block rear sight, silver inlaid Oda clan kamon, and two untranslated markings. The stock has floral and Japanese lion accents.

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