1700s Tanegashima Rifle

$6,000.00 USD
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1700s Japan Model Tanegashima Rifle

This is an extremely interesting weapon, both for historical as well as artistic/aesthetic reasons. It was crafted in the late 1700s as a matchlock firearm using black powder and a very primitive ignition system, far behind the rest of the world. This type of gun is often referred to as a Tanegashima.

These were also often called in Japanese and sometimes in English "matchlock gun", and they were used by the samurai class and their foot soldiers. Within a few years the introduction of the Tanegashima in battle changed the way war was fought in Japan forever. If you are a collector of rifles this sentimental piece is meant for you.

Dimensions:

Full Length: Approximately 49"

Barrel: Approximately 39"

Note: Due to aging riffle shows signs of wear & tear.

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Riffle: Japan Model 1700s Tenegeshima Rifle, Japanese

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