Unusual Antique Malay Matchlock Long Gun
Over the course of our more than
45 years in the business we have acquired and sold
literally thousands of collectible firearms and edged
weapons from ancient to modern. We have acquired common
items as well as unusual fireams. Months ago we had
the good fortune to acquire four (4) unusual Malaysian
matchlock long guns made in the early part of the 19th century. These longarms came from a collection of European and Islamic arms and the four - although very similar
varied slightly in design and lengths. We offer here for sale
the third (of four) with the first two previously sold. This specimen measures approximately 56.5" overall with a 45" heavy octagon barrel. Of similar form compared to Japanese matchlock weapons this has heavy brass furniture including a trigger and serpentine with stepped temple design, a dark
wood butt with brass plating at end, the extended lock and trigger plates with elegant palmette motifs on either end, the trigger guard with engraved quatrefoil design, both sides of rifle butt with applied
brass floral and quatrefoil appliqués, faceted barrel attached to lacquered wood stock with a single barrel band.
The heavy barrel has a dark patina with moderate "crusty" surface oxidation overall. The barrel is about 16 bore. Overall very good condition for its age with wood intact.
An extremely fine piece of Islamic art and design.
Note: ONE OF THE PALMETTE FORWARD KNOBS UNDER TRHE FRIZZEN HAS HAD SOME INTERNAL REPAIR. THEREFORE THE KNOB SHOULD NOT BE TURNED NOR FIREARM ATTEMPTED TO OPERATE. THIS IS A COLLECTIBLE FOR DISPLAY ONLY.
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