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Matchlock Gun

Gunsmith:
Inscribed by Enamiya Sakubei (Japanese, active 18th century)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, silver, wood, lacquer, brass
Dimensions:
L. 52 in. (132.1 cm); L. of barrel 40 5/16 in. (102.4 cm); Cal. .5 in. (13 mm); Wt. 6 lb. 8 oz. (2948 g)
Classification:
Firearms-Guns-Matchlock
Credit Line:
The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932
Accession Number:
32.75.239
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 377
Inscription: Inscribed on the underside of the barrel: Makibari, Sesshu-no-ju Yenamiya Ihei, saku. ([a term used to describe the "wrapped" nature of the barrel construction] Made by Ihei of the Yenamiya family, dweller in Sesshu province [Osaka]).
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