Project Description

This is a miniature Japanese Netsuke matchlock pistol by an unknown maker, and possibly antique.  3 3/8″ long overall with a 1 3/8″ octagon barrel of .176 caliber.  The barrel, pan, and pan cover appear to be copper.  The balance of the metal parts appear to be yellow brass.  The stock looks to be walnut or maybe rosewood.  The end of the barrel has a flower petal appearance.  The mechanism works perfectly.  Complete with a walnut hinged top casing with flip latch that looks to be newer than the miniature.  The interior French fit and lined in a soiled red felt.  The bottom interior lined with a string of small pearls.  The bottom front right of the interior has some Japanese writing.  This piece shows some age, but I really have no idea exactly how old it is.  Never the less, it is a well executed and beautifully made miniature!  Stock # RN-7.  Price:  $750.00.

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