I recently bought a matchlock with a caliber of approx. 7mm. It looks almost unused.
There are some characers on the stock and beneath the barrelI 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.
Any other info is of course very much appreciated.
I already learned from some other members (I posted in the wrong section) that the meaning of the Kanji on the stock can be "5 Bu 3 Rin Gun Barrel (± 16 mm)".
The barrel is between 14 (muzzle) and 18 (breech) mm wide.
Thank you very much for answers.
I submitted some more pictures of the characters on the barrel. I hope these are better readable.