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gun, junk

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  • Other titles
    Chinese junk gun
  • Description
    junk gun
    flint and steel swivel junk gun; approx 34mm calibre in 2 pieces, barrel and stock; matchlock; iron barrel; a dotted scroll pattern has been hammered on the top half barrel from muzzle to breech, extending fully around barrel at mouth; hexagonal bell-mouth; three barrel locking loops under barrel, one at rear underside of barrel strap; Chinese characters at right rear of flashpan and at underside of the brass flashpan cover; stock has crack to rear of barrel body recess in stock; crisp working action; brass lock plate and trigger; iron match hammer; two sets of Chinese characters handpainted on interior stock
  • Other Number
    1934.316, W1537.2, 20875
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  • Record richness
gun, junk, 1934.316, W1537.2, 20875, Photographed by Richard NG, digital, 15 Mar 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
gun, junk, 1934.316, W1537.2, 20875, Photographed by Richard… … Read more


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1934.316, W1537.2, 20875
  • Collection
  • Production
    unknown (gunmaker)
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • .1 - barrel height : 90mm
    • .2 - stock length : 950mm
    • .1 - barrel length : 753mm
    • .1 - barrel width : 85mm
    • .2 - stock width : 85mm
    • .2 - stock height : 100mm
  • Classification
    military (Level 1)
    › arms & armaments (Level 2)
    › firearms (Level 3)
    › gun, junk (Level 4)
  • Record created
    4 September 2002

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