Percussion Ladle or Ink Pot Gun
Rare and Unique Japanese Single-Shot Percussion Ladle or Ink Pot Gun, c. 1850
.36 caliber, 9 1/2-inch bronze barrel disguised as handle of ladle. Hinged sheet brass breech and hammer cover designed to disguise mechanism.
External trigger and ferrule with hole for attaching a firing string.
Bronze alloy cup engraved with dragon motifs.
Threaded barrel plug with cleaning rod attached.
Overall length: 14 1/2-inches.
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