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What Teppo is this (type, age etc)

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Hello

I bought this Teppo a few years ago and now I wonder what it is for type, age etc.

All information of interest. It has engraving on the barrel and is not disassembled. Small mark (stamp on the side).

Robert

 

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Hi!

I’m seing some Sendai in this matchlock. Even if doesn’t have the characteristic elongated holder for the fuse (kaiguchi), this matchlock reminds me of some examples I encounterd in and around of Sendai. 

Have you removed the barrel from the stock? I have a feeling it might be signed.

 

Jan

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Hi Jan.

 

I have not touched the matchlock since I bought it so I would be grateful for help taking it apart and see if it is signed

 

Robert

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Robert hi, your gun looks to be in good condition. 

 

To open is dead easy. Just remove the toothpick in the front mekugi hole and lift and gently cock the serpentine. Stand the gun on the butt. The barrel should peel out of and away from the stock, from the top outwards. (Unless there is another toothpick hidden inside the rear mekugi hole.) 

 

When you take a shot of the Mei, have the Bisen screw breech plug towards you.

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