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Front and rear sights from a "Choshu" Japanese matchlock.

Front and rear sights from a "Choshu" Japanese matchlock.

Bajō-zutsu, Japanese arquebus used by mounted samurai

Japanese long matchlock pistol (bajou zutsu), used by mounted samurai,

peashooter85:  An beautiful Japanese matchlock pistol with gold and silver inlays and red lacquered stock.  Features the crest of the Tokugawa Clan.

Japanese matchlock pistol, red lacquered stock with gold and silver inlay and the hollyhock crest of the Tokugawa clan.

EdoJapaneseArquebuse - Tanegashima (Japanese matchlock) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

teppō (Japanese-built arquebuse) of the Edo era (early century). Above center is a Japanese powder horn with the emblem of Tokugawa clan.

Arquebus from late 15thc Southern Germany. One of the first breech loading personal firearms.

Tiller GunManufactured in South Germany c. So high-tech.

Japanese Matchlock, 19th century, signed Sadayoshi,  octagonal barrel decorated in gold and silver inlay with flowers and mounted on a wood stock, with lock plate, spring and matchlock. 17 ½ in. (44.5 cm.) long.

Japanese Matchlock, 19th century, signed Sadayoshi, octagonal barrel decorated in gold and silver inlay with flowers and mounted on a wood stock, with lock plate, spring and matchlock. 17 ½ in. (44.5 cm.) long.

Antique samurai large bore tanegashima (matchlock rifle).

Antique samurai large bore tanegashima (matchlock rifle).

Japanese matchlock, total length:1162mm, barel length:812mm, weight:3780g.

Japanese matchlock, total length:1162mm, barel length:812mm, weight:3780g.

Ozutsu "Edo Castle armament (artillery)".

Ozutsu "Edo Castle armament (artillery)".

宮坂考古館|火縄銃

宮坂考古館|火縄銃

Japanese matchlock

Japanese matchlock

Triple barreled Japanese matchlock.

Triple barreled Japanese matchlock.

写真上:「谷神(こくしん)」写真下:「抜山銃(ばっさんじゅう)」

写真上:「谷神(こくしん)」写真下:「抜山銃(ばっさんじゅう)」

Matchlock 33.jpg (114083 bytes)

Matchlock 33.jpg (114083 bytes)

Top: Japan, Wall Gun, 1816, wood, metal.  Middle: Sesshu Tanaka Zengoro (active 19th century), Japan, Wall Gun, 1824, wood, metal.  Bottom: Ashu Oshima Fusanosuke Takaichi (active 19th century), Japan, Standard Gun, Mid-19th century.

This exhibition introduces Japanese samurai culture and arts from the centuries.

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