Japanese M1860 (percussion) Short Pattern (2-band) rifle made for Japan:
 

Photos courtesy of noted antique arms dealer John C. Denner (http://www.denner.ca/).  (Copyright John C. Denner, 2008)
 

BRITISH P.1860 SHORT RIFLE FOR EXPORT TO JAPAN .577 Cal. Dated 1868.
Three Japanese characters stamped on the right side of the butt.
Some unidentified stamps on the left side of the butt.  5 groove rifled bore

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