Fine 19th c. Japanese Percussion Tanegashima Rifle
Unique 19th c Japanese rifle decorated with thick silver inlay, and chiselled thick brass details. Barrel is signed: KAWA CHI YOSHI TSUGU MADE THIS. 2 LAYER ROLL UP. Yoshi Tsugu of Kawachi Province , made of two layers of rollled iron. c. 1850-1860.
Shape of the barrel is perfect, linese are crisp, no flaws in the design whatsoever. .48 caliber. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS.