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Old May 17, 2011, 02:14 PM   #4
James K
Join Date: March 17, 1999
Posts: 22,056
Hi, gilj,

I know nearly nothing about early Japanese firearms, but yours is much too nice to have been made in the matchlock period even though it lasted longer in Japan than elsewhere. I think it is a modern reproduction; I do know those have been sold in Japan to collectors who cannot afford the originals.

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