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Vietnamese matchlock musket logo

Súng hỏa mai

Vietnamese word for matchlock musket.
Padri gun logo

A Padri carbine

An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
Padri gun logo

Padri gun

Padri gun is the name of a Malay matchlock.
Satingar logo

Satingar

Malay word for their matchlock musket.
Niaoqiang logo

Niǎoqiāng (鳥鎗)

The Chinese word for matchlock musket.
Indian toradar logo

Toradar

The Indian matchlock musket.
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

A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
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