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Dutch-Indonesian Beaumont based shotgun logo

A fine and unusual Dutch colonial gun

Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Vietnamese matchlock with baitong lock logo

A Vietnamese matchlock musket

Called sung hoả mai in Vietnamese, they are based on the Indo-Portuguese system. This example has a baitong lock.
Sindh flintlock logo

A fine Sindh flintlock

A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with almost all the gold remaining.
A Balkan boyliya paragun logo

A fine "boyliya" paragun

One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.
Dzeferdar logo

Jeferdar

The alternative spelling of the Džeferdar, a type of miquelet gun from Montenegro.
Dzeferdar logo

Džeferdar

A type of gun from Montenegro with rich mother-of-pearl inlays.
Niaoqiang logo

Niǎoqiāng (鳥鎗)

The Chinese word for matchlock musket.
Tibetan matchlock musket logo

Me mda' (ཨེ་མདའ་)

Tibetan word for the matchlock musket.
Miquelet lock

Mediterranean lock

An alternative name for the miquelet lock
Miquelet lock

Miquelet

Collector's jargon for a type of lock for a firearm
Dzeferdar miquelet

Dzeferdar miquelet rifle

With Ottoman twisted "damascus" barrel and fine mother-of-pearl inlaid stock.
Burmese sword carbine

Burmese sword carbine

A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
Indian toradar logo

Toradar

The Indian matchlock musket.
Tibetan matchlock musket logo

Tibetan matchlock musket

A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
Malay Matchlock musket

Fine Malay matchlock musket

A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
Fine toradar with stippled barrel logo

Fine toradar with stippled barrel

With markings attributing it to Jalore.
Qing dynasty hunter's powder flask

Qing dynasty hunter's powder flask

Introduction

The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China from the Ming lived in

Ottoman barreled gun

English rifle with Ottoman barrel

An English rifle that was built around an 18th-century Ottoman barrel of the finest quality.
Revolving matchlock musket logo

Indian revolving musket

The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.

Indian toradar

A fine Indian toradar with inlaid stock

General introduction

A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inlays are in circulati

Vietnamese musket

Vietnamese musket with silver lock

Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
Vietnamese matchlock

Vietnamese matchlock

Introduction

The Vietnamese matchlock musket is called called sung hoả mai.

Indian toradar logo

An Indian matchlock musket

A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
Chinese matchlock musket

Chinese cavalry matchlock

Background

While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the gun, firearms in Ch

Treating a broken wrist on a gun logo

Treating a broken wrist

(This is a very old article so the image resolution is somewhat low.)

Major surgery on an old Teutonic war-horse logo

Major surgery on an old Teutonic war-horse

(This is an old article so the images are fairly low resolution)