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Old 25th September 2022, 06:14 PM   #1
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Dear Friends,
Please allow me to ask for help with a caplock firearm I acquired today. It was presented to me as “Japanese,” but it certainly is not from Japan. It is a well, but lightly made. I judge it to be a .42 +/- cal, shotgun. It is delicate but well-made and has brass inlay on the top and bottom edges of the stock. And there is a series of stamped character on the side of the stock. I would deeply appreciate assessments. I assume it is a 19th century piece, but where might it be from?
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Old 25th September 2022, 10:10 PM   #2
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Hi Peter,
The stamps look to be maybe Burmese but I could be wrong there. I would have thought South East Asian anyway. Can you please post pics of the whole item showing barrel length. The stock appears to be crafted in the English style.
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Old 26th September 2022, 02:21 PM   #3
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I think they could also be Lao numerals (but if so the picture looks like it's upside down).
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The inscription is Thai. Your picture is upside down, as noted above. I cannot make out the first two characters, but the rest are Thai numerals as shown in the attached pic.


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Old 26th September 2022, 07:20 PM   #5
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Hah, yeah, I was looking at the wrong row header in the numerals table.

The first two characters might be letters; นพ.
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Hi werecow. Yes, I think you are right about the first two characters.

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