"JAPANESE MURATA TYPE 13 SINGLE SHOT MILITARY RIFLE. SN 132588. Cal. 11 mm Murata. Early Japanese military rifle with 32" bbl, barleycorn front sight with saber bayonet lug on right side of front band. It has a 1500 yard ladder musket rear sight with numerous Japanese character markings on both sides of receiver and the Japanese mum on top flat of bbl. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with two bands and slotted head cleaning rod. It has sling loops containing a light canvas sling, probably of later vintage. Right side of butt has a large round cartouche with numerous Japanese characters. Accompanied by an orig bayonet with 18" straight tapered blade with Japanese-style hook handguard and wooden grip panels with leather & iron scabbard. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 96-98% strong dark blue while receiver & bolt are a cleaned bright metal color. Trigger guard retains about 85% orig blue. Stock has a small crack by left side of receiver, otherwise wood is sound with usual light nicks & dings and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Bayonet is good to very good with several spots of heavy pitting on blade. Scabbard is slightly flexed and cleaned. 4-34091 JR23 (2,000-3,000)"
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