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Tanegashima Style Percussion Youth/Boys Rifle

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Well, it finally arrived. It's tiny! 35" o/a, with a 23" barrel. I think it's a boy's rifle. No markings anywhere. Made as percussion, was never a matchlock. Missing one barrel band. Rear sight has white inserts, that look like celuloid. Could have been ivory, and replaced, of was mfg, late 19th, early 20th century. Chip, Doss, whadayathink?


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That's pretty neat. How heavy is it? May have been the first Japanese rainer.

Chip, the beast weighs in at about 3 1/2 lbs. Gotta go, Pacific is on.
Chip, the beast weighs in at about 3 1/2 lbs.
Pretyy cool little weapon. No markings (kanji) underneath the woodline?

Nothing, anywhere.
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