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Old October 29, 2011, 12:56 PM   #1
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Information regarding Japanese Matchlock Rifle - Edo Period

I was wondering if anyone has additional information about this gun regarding history and value. I have had it appraised once and this is what I received about the gun:Weaponry
A Japanese matchlock gun - Edo period
60 caliber smooth bore, rounded barrel with flat panel to the top and etched with phoenix amid cloud scroll below a silver inlaid ume crest, cannon-form muzzle, block rear sight, brass lock of traditional form with trigger, blossom-form bronze escutcheons on the wooden stock with a pass-through channel for the match; stock with impressed notationMeiji 16, number 278, (corrosion, discoloration of wood).
29 3/4in (75.5cm) length of barrel
42in (106.6cm) length overall
Appraised value: $3,000 to $5,000

See attached photos (I know the images of the impressed stock are low quality, I will try to get better quality pictures soon). Please share if you may have some additional information regarding this gun and/or would be interested in possibly purchasing it.

Thank you,
-Tad

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Old October 29, 2011, 12:57 PM   #2
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Old October 29, 2011, 12:58 PM   #3
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Old October 29, 2011, 02:07 PM   #4
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Not much into matchlock gun, Have you tried a Google search? Or move this down to " Harley Nolden's Institute for Firearms Research" on this forum.
Here I googled for you...go to this forum:the #1 site in the world for real authentic japanese antique guns
http://www.japanese-guns.com/
Here is one on Gun Broker for $3000
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=257588470

Hope this helps and gets you in contact with like collectors.
Roger

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