The first of its kind I've ever seen on the market.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
Dagestani work from the town of Kubatchi, early to mid 19th century.
Fine German hunting flintlock with captured Ottoman barrel.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Called Súng hỏa mai in Vietnamese, with baitong lock.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…
One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.
With Ottoman twisted "damascus" barrel and fine mother-of-pearl inlaid stock.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
An English rifle that was built around an 18th-century Ottoman barrel of the finest quality.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the