February 17-19, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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.50 Caliber 42" barrel with octagon cannon muzzle bracketed in silver. Integral front and pierced rear sight. Full length wood stocks that are to be believed made of teak are heavily decorated with chrysanthemum inlays of brass on both sides. Matchlock mechanism is made of brass as both barrel bands, trigger and buttcap. Barrel is ornately inlaid in silver with large birds and forest tree designs. Made during the Endo Period (1603-1868). These rifles known as "Tanegashima" were influenced after the importation of three matchlock rifles purchased from the Portuguese in 1543. CONDITION: Very fine overall with excellent stocks that have had additional finish applied. A minor chip at heel of butt as well as a short crack at muzzle end exist but appear to be period. Bird and forest tree inlays are exceptional. The barrel is very fine; however, the bore is quite dark. Matchlock action does function properly. Very attractive and presents itself wonderfully. TDW
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
42"
Caliber/Bore
.50 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Japanese
Model
Tanegashima
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,600.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 20
Auction closed on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
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