Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 23: Massive Japanese Matchlock with Heavy Barrel

Auction Date: April 20, 2012

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,700

Massive Japanese Matchlock with Heavy Barrel

Manufacturer: Japanese
Model: Matchlock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 41 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 1366
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 19
Class: Antique
Description:

This Japanese matchlock is fitted with a 41 inch heavy octagon barrel that gauges at 69 caliber. The action has brass components. The smooth full length stock has a brass band behind the receiver and a brass band towards the muzzle. A symbol is stamped on the right side of the buttstock.

Rating Definition:

Fair. The barrel has a smooth dark patina with minor oxidation. The brass has a dark untouched aged patina. The trigger guard is missing. The stock is very good with a few minor cracks, some chipping and some minor pressure dents and scratches.



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