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The bajōzutsu (馬上筒?) was a tanegashima (Japanese matchlock) in the form of a pistol. Bajōzutsu were used by mounted samurai in feudal Japan.[1]


  1. ^ Arms and armor of the samurai: the history of weaponry in ancient Japan, Authors Ian Bottomley, Anthony Hopson, reprint Publisher Crescent Books, 1993, ISBN 0517103184, 9780517103180