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 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.
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
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.
The Vietnamese matchlock musket is called called sung
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the