Awaiting my first and in all likelyhood only (hoping not to discover yet *another* thing to collect) Japanese matchlock.
Nothing special (as far as I can tell anyways), few parts missing but seems simple and utilitarian, just the way I like stuff :-) Plus it was for cheaps.
Enclosing a picture for anyone interested. I was wondering if it would be considered a big no-no to sand and refinish the stock?
The iron parts I would just clean (scrape) with something harder than red rust but softer than patina. Inside barrel I would brush with brass gun cleaning brush I thought, provided bisen will come out. Brass parts just leave as is or polish gently with clean microfibre cloth. Or so I was planning anyways. Sounds good?
Thank you as always, and cheers,