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.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
The Vietnamese matchlock musket is called called sung
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.
One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.