Item #: BQ407 -- Japanese Matchlock Rifle -- $4250.00
Shinto period, ca. 1750. Bore approximately 60 caliber. Original untouched condition. Much brass inlay, including butterflies, flowers, bamboo and maple leaves. Bottom of stock with Wisteria family mon in silver used by Goto or Kato families (among others) Top of barrel with eleven kanji. Beautiful Japanese red oak stock with nice burl pattern. Silver band finishes the stock at the barrel. Tulip-form muzzle of octagonal section. Overall 51 ½".