Hello, I was wondering if this type of percussion cap conversion is abnormal or not? I have been following some of the discussions about percussion cap conversions but this one is different from the others. Most conversions that I have seen have a western style hammer but this one retains its traditional Japanese serpentine hammer. The serpentine hammer is also made of iron instead of brass which I think is a feature most commonly found on Sesshu matchlocks. There is a built up area on the flash pan (Hizara) for the cap to rest upon. The conversion basically just took off the pan cover (Hibuta) and the barrel protector wedge (Ama-ooi Kusabi). The original hole for the matchlock is still on the flash pan. The caliber is 7 monme and the barrel has a Sesshu Yamada.....signature but the corrosion has eaten most of it away and I can't read the rest. Thank you for the help and I look forward to hearing what members have to say.
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