Decorative Edo-Period Japanese Matchlock Rifle

About .48 caliber smoothbore. 39" octagonal barrel length. SN: NSN. Most likely late 18th to early 19th century Japanese matchlock rifle with decorative brass furnishings of what appears to be farm animals. Browned or blackened finish. Hardwood stock with a plain matchlock style grip and forearm with two barrel bands. Item has rope wick, but does not appear original. Includes wood ramrod. Item most likely from the late Edo period (late 1700's to early 1800's). 


Fair. Bore is dark. Finish has pitting and surface oxidation overall. Wood stock shows scratching and mars overall. Action is functional. 

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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