New York, East
10 July 2000
A JAPANESE MATCHLOCK RIFLE
THE ORNAMENTAL OCTAGONAL BARREL WITH FLARED MUZZLE MOUNTED WITH A FORE-SIGHT, AND INLAID WITH TWO BIRDS ON A BLOSSOMING TREE BRANCH JUST BEHIND THE REAR SIGHT WHICH IS PIERCED WITH THREE HOLES, VARNISHED WOOD STOCK INLAID WITH ENGRAVED BRASS PLATES AND TWENTY SILVER-METAL FLOWERS AMD BIRDS, THE BUTT WITH ELABORATE SILVER/COPPER AND BRASS FLORAL MOTIF.
38¾ INCH BARREL
LIGHTLY CLEANED AND VARNISHED OVERALL.
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