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#1 Tengu1957

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:57 AM

This is a Yonezawa gun, it is signed but I have not taken it apart since I've owned it. Its 94 cm in length with a bore of 38.2 mm. It weighs 28 lbs.

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#2 Bugyotsuji

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:54 AM

Gary, are you saying that the internal muzzle diameter is 3.82 cm?


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#3 Tengu1957

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:22 PM

Yes, it's 1.5 inches or 3.82 cm. It's 17.27 kilos so it's a pretty large gun. It's the largest diameter bore that I have seen without a cannon type muzzle.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:14 PM

That will be around 90 Monmé and a very rare gun I suspect.

If you want to open her up just remove the two rings and undo the screw in front of the trigger. It goes up into the Tobi no O hawk tail. Post some shots of the inscription and I feel sure that we can read it for you.
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#5 Viper6924

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:14 PM

Gary, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; great collection of O-zutsu!!!
And please, remove the barrel on the Yonezawa. I’m dying to know the signature :)

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#6 Tengu1957

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:29 PM

Jan, you will be the first person I send the image to. I almost tore my left bicept recently and can't properly use my left arm yet so I can do much with the large guns. Since there isn't another forum for matchlocks I will list some more images if you don't mind. Most of these have never been shown to ML collectors.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:57 PM

A semi-torn bicep is no fun. You should def not try to lift O-zutsu for a while.
Keep posting pics. Not every day you see monsters like this.

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#8 Anthony de Vos

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:23 PM

Hi!

 

A Yonezawa with almost 100 monme?! This gun is rare a hen's teeth. I think that Jan didn't se larger Yonezawas than 30 monme during his visit. A stunner!

 

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#9 Tengu1957

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:57 AM

The bands do not want to come off so I was going to try and compress the barrel into the stock a little with a tournacate to see if that will do it. I am limited with my left arm right now and I'm sure if I engaged my wife's help it would not end well ( for me ! ).
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