Jiu Long Jian (九龍箭)

Ming Dynasty Nine-shot Flechette Handgonne
Drawing of a Jiu Long Jian, from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.
Jiu Long Jian (九龍箭, lit. 'Nine dragons arrow') is a simple iron handgonne that shoots nine poisoned darts. It is possibly related to Jiu Long Tong (九龍筒, lit. 'Nine dragons tube'), an early Ming period rocket launcher or dart gun.

Ming Dynasty Nine-Barreled Handgonne
A nine-barreled Chinese handgonne, possibly a Jiu Long Jian. (Source: liveauctioneers)

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