qsy-complains-a-lot:

Matchlock pepperbox

Manufactured in Japan c.Edo period.
~.30 caliber triple barrel cluster, manually indexed revolving mechanism, brass and silver decoration.

The problem with old Japanese firearms is that this piece here could have been made in the 16th century, which would be very impressive, or up the mid-19th century, in which case it would be an obsolete novelty.

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