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#1 matchlockshooter

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 04:52 PM

L.S.

 

 I recently bought a matchlock with a caliber of approx. 7mm. It looks almost unused.

There are some characers on the stock I would like to know the meaning of.

 

Could a matchlock with such small caliber be used for training or for a child?

The gun measures 59 ½” long overall with a 45 ½” octagonal barrel. Bore is bright.

 

Also how should the front sight insert look like?

 

Thank you very much for answers.

 

Regards

LeoM

 

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#2 Brian

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 07:27 PM

Piers will tell you more when he gets here. But I expect hunting gun. The sights are like that..nothing missing. Nice gun. Seems less brass than I am used to?


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#3 matchlockshooter

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 08:33 PM

Hi Brian,

 

that is correct. I didn't take it apart yet, but most of it seems iron. 

Although a small part (about 4 inches) is broken of, he ramrod is still complete and present.. 



#4 John A Stuart

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:40 PM

五分三里筒 50% 3 ri (7 miles) gun barrel. John



#5 SteveM

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 12:47 AM

五分三筒 5 bu 3 rin = something like 18 mm.


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#6 John A Stuart

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:24 AM

Haaaa! ...and I thought it was bragging on how accurate at distance was the construction. John



#7 matchlockshooter

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:07 AM

Thank you for the translations. 

Do you maybe also know what the meaning could be? Is it accurate at 3 miles or 18 mm?

Was a 7mm caliber gun used to hunt rabbits or vermin?

 

I will try to disassemble it this weekend. Maybe it is signed.

LeoM



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:41 AM

Thank you for the translations. 

Do you maybe also know what the meaning could be? Is it accurate at 3 miles or 18 mm?

Was a 7mm caliber gun used to hunt rabbits or vermin?

 

I will try to disassemble it this weekend. Maybe it is signed.

LeoM

 

Its only accurate up to 18mm. After that who knows where the round will go.


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#9 Brian

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:36 PM

Jay.... :shame:

Leo, post this in the Tanegashima section for more info


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#10 PNSSHOGUN

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 02:03 PM

Varmint rifle of yesteryear.


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#11 BulletSprinkler

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:32 PM

sheesh cant make a joke around here....


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