This is a dug up, metal detector find, still in uncleaned and unrestored condition, extremely RRR Rare find.
Antique Malay Matchlock Long Gun
A Malaysian 16-Bore Matchlock Gun
Incomplete and damaged, pieces missing on one side, engraved brass, brass trigger-guard and trigger-plate missing, barrel missing.
Pinchot, pp.138-139, fig.6-40
For similar examples
see Stone, p.264, fig.326; another sold in these Rooms, Bonhans Antique Arms..., 31 July 2013, lot 428; and a fine example mounted in gold, Elgood, 1995, pp.188-189, fig.129
Again; This is a dug up, metal detector find, still in uncleaned and unrestored condition, extremely RRR Rare soil find.
- Αντίκα Μαλαισία Matchlock Long Gun
- Estimated Period
- 19th century
- Country of Origin
- Poor - heavily used with major cracks, damages or major parts missing