Indian (Seringapatam) flintlock blunderbuss, dated 1793–94, steel, wood, gold, silver Dimensions: Weight, 6 lb. 4 oz. (2835 g) Length, 37 1/2 in. (95.25 cm) Length of barrel, 21 3/8 in. (54.29 cm), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935. This gun was made in Seringapatam, the capital of Tipu Sultan (1750–1799), the ruler of Mysore. Tipu's armories employed many European craftsmen, and his firearms reflect the most up to date technology.
Rare Japanese percussion pistol with three brass/bronze barrels, late Edo period to Meiji period.
Indian (Sind) matchlock, 18th century, 19th century percussion conversion, 46" flared muzzle barrel with mechanical damask spiral pattern throughout. The thickened breach with incised lattice pattern, probably talismanic. Integral opened sight, wood stock with deeply curved rear and dramatically flared butt the tips sheathed in red pigment inlaid segments with additional plain and matching overlays ahead. The fore stock with chiseled brass bands and cap. Drum conversion with handmade lock.