December 16, 17, & 18, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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Classic form of the musket used by Japan after 1543 when the acquired the technology from Portuguese traders. Onion cannon muzzle with simple blade front sight, notch rear sight. Top of octagonal barrel is inlaid with brass dragon galavanting among clouds inlaid with brass and copper with geometric winds over breech. Simple line design of a classic Japanese Kabuto helmet at breech. Right side of stock with florals, clouds, and a face. Other decorations are Chrysanthemums, and a nearly full length floral and tree motif along underside of stock. Similar brass motifs throughout. Signed underneath the barrel. CONDITION: Very good considering the age of the piece. Some of the brass has lifted out of the inletting, heel brass is missing. Inlays on barrel visible with some extremely minor losses that do not detract. Barrel with with some age related patina. Matchlock works appropriately, bore is good with even oxidation throughout. Stock with some minor marks throughout and a couple cracks on left side. An extra layer of varnish has been applied over wood. A nice example of a classic Japanese firearm. EW
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
18"
Caliber/Bore
.50 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Japan
Model
Tanegashima
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
(A) JAPANESE MATCHLOCK TANEGASHIMA.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,845.00
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Friday, December 18, 2020.
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