Possibly the elusive Japanese "Allumette" Snider conversion?

           (KD NOTE:  plug in quotes from Military Industries of Japan by Ushisaburo Kobayashi (1922))

WHO made these things originally?  (I am including the Japanese Albinis here in this question (see: Japanese Albini).  Who made the Pre-conversion muzzle loader?  A friend speculates that one possibility is that they were actually made in Belgium and are simply the equivalent of today's "Fake R-O-L-E-X!" designed to give the Japanese what they wanted but couldn't actually afford, i.e., British built guns.   So they were sold Belgian guns.  Just as likely, maybe more likely I think, is that they were simply contracted by the Japanese "from the trade" as other nations did  Your thoughts?

             COMPARE this rifle to the Japanese Albini converstion rifles!















            MORE Japanese "Allumette" Snider Conversion Rifle (maybe) Pics (click here)

            Japanese "Allumette" Snider Conversion (maybe) Pics Beneath the Wood





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