with space for 20 cartridges, complete with powder flask.
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
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.
Called sung hoả mai in Vietnamese, with baitong lock.
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
The Vietnamese matchlock musket is called called sung
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
With Ottoman twisted "damascus" barrel and fine mother-of-pearl inlaid stock.
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
An English rifle that was built around an 18th-century Ottoman barrel of the finest quality.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…