Japanese Percussion Rifle with nice decoration including inlaid trigger guard and side plate.
Japanese Percussion Rifle
Posted 04 April 2016 - 01:24 PM
Nice example of a Choshu gun from Bakumatsu.
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Posted 04 April 2016 - 03:28 PM
Converted from matchlock or original percussion Piers?
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Posted 04 April 2016 - 03:47 PM
Looks like an original percussion, Brian. No cutaway in the stock where a long pan and lid would have been.
Posted 04 April 2016 - 04:01 PM
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Posted 04 April 2016 - 04:47 PM
Posted 24 April 2016 - 04:09 PM
I started to remove the barrel to check for a signature, but it's too tight to remove safely. The stock is fairly thin and not exactly robust after all these years sitting.
Posted 25 April 2016 - 04:03 AM
Better safe than sorry, Ed, I agree. Once your stock splits, and most do to some extent, there will always be a glue line from then on!
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