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Fine Japanese tanegashima matchlock musket - $1950.00

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Fine Japanese tanegashima matchlock musket. 39-3/8" octagon barrel with desirable fancy "bell" muzzle, beautifully silver inlaid with dragon and other designs. Stock nicely inlaid with demons, rosette with leather embellishment, rabbit, birds, and plumes of smoke. Stock is finely grained with a glow to the wood, smoothly finish, has a couple minor age checks to the grain, but free of major cracks and chips. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.