Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1326: Ornate Japanese Tanegashima Matchlock Pistol

Auction Date: May 15, 2021

Ornate Gold and Silver Accented Japanese Tanegashima Matchlock Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Ornate Gold and Silver Accented Japanese Tanegashima Matchlock Pistol

Manufacturer: Japanese
Model: Matchlock
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 54
Barrel: 3 3/4 inch octagon
Finish: silver/gold/brown/bright
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 961
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 247
Class: Antique
Description:

The barrel has varying silver inlaid patterns on the muzzle and each barrel flat, a large gold Tokugawa mon on top, gold and silver accented sights, and a series of Japanese characters on the breech section in gold. The painted stock also has golden Tokugawa mons on the sides of the forend and the top of the wrist.

Rating Definition:

Fine with bright gold, aged silver, most of the brown finish, minor oxidation, and general mild overall wear. The stock is very good and has a horizontal split visible along the right side of the forend, and mild wear. Mechanically fine.



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