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Tanegashima caliber

Post by Zor on Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:57 am

A minor note, but one that i'll make as Kurokawa gave the Grik tanegashima matchlocks.

Tanegashima Matchlocks historically had caliber measured in shot weight rather than bore diameter. The old Japanese unit used for this was a Monme, approximately 3.75 grams. Here are some sizes...

These range from 1 monme shot used for practice and hunting small animals to 100 Monme used in anti-building/ship monsters like this...


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Post by Pokermind on Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:34 am

Grik matchlocks are .80 cal (20mm) like Taylor Anderson's "Doom Wooper"  I saw no caliber mentioned for the Grik Allin/Silva's in BITW, however PP 420 of ARC gives Small arms thus, "Teeth, claws, swords, spears, Japanese style matchlocks (Tanegashima) muskets (roughly .80 cal.)"



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Re: Tanegashima caliber

Post by Zor on Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:51 am

Pokermind wrote:Grik matchlocks are .80 cal (20mm) like Taylor Anderson's "Doom Wooper"  I saw no caliber mentioned for the Grik Allin/Silva's in BITW, however PP 420 of ARC gives Small arms thus, "Teeth, claws, swords, spears, Japanese style matchlocks (Tanegashima) muskets (roughly .80 cal.)"



Taylor Anderson with his "Doom Wooper" on his left
1903 Springfield on the right for size comparison Wink
So they'd fire something to the effect of a 11 monme/41.25 gram projectile then.

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Post by Pokermind on Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:23 pm

If that's 18 or 19mm round ball then, yes.
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