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Old 22nd July 2015, 02:11 AM   #1
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Default Monster Malay Matchlock

This beast arrived today. I knew the barrel length when I bought it online, but had no idea it was so massive. Barrel is 54 1/2", with an overall length of 65 1/2". Bore measures 5/8". Weighs in at about 18lbs. Wall gun? My online research shows these Malay guns to be very scarce. Any info would be much appreciated. Sorry for the crappy photos.
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Old 22nd July 2015, 08:41 AM   #2
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WOW,ITS A BEAUTY,CEYLON HAS SIMILAR MATCHLOCKS,BUT GUESS YOURS IS FROM THE MALAY REGION,CHEERS
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Old 23rd July 2015, 04:54 PM   #3
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Ceylonese usually have the locks on the left side, right ?
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Old 23rd July 2015, 06:04 PM   #4
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What strikes me most is the difference in preservation between the barrel and the stock .
Beautiful gun .
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Old 23rd July 2015, 08:06 PM   #5
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What strikes me most is the difference in preservation between the barrel and the stock .
Beautiful gun .
I think that the furniture is brass/bronze so therefore no rust.
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Old 23rd July 2015, 09:28 PM   #6
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True about the furniture; but the wood is in such good condition also or appears to be .
Considering the climate where this gun lived and how quickly wood degrades there I'd guess it must have been re-stocked at some point .
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