The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.