One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
With Ottoman twisted "damascus" barrel and fine mother-of-pearl inlaid stock.
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.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
Called Súng hỏa mai in Vietnamese, with baitong lock.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
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.
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the