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Tibetan matchlock musket logo

Tibetan matchlock musket

A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
Malay Matchlock musket

Fine Malay matchlock musket

A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
Fine toradar with stippled barrel logo

Fine toradar with stippled barrel

With markings attributing it to Jalore.
Revolving matchlock musket logo

Indian revolving musket

The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.

Indian toradar

A fine Indian toradar with inlaid stock

General introduction

A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inlays are in circulati

Vietnamese musket

Vietnamese musket with silver lock

Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
Vietnamese matchlock

Vietnamese matchlock

Introduction

The Vietnamese matchlock musket is called called sung hoả mai.

Indian toradar logo

An Indian matchlock musket

A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
Chinese matchlock musket

Chinese cavalry matchlock

Background

While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the gun, firearms in Ch