吉 – kichi ・ kitsu – good fortune; good luck
The thing about all this is there so much more data packed-into a single byte of language than a computer can hold – the mind of man can grasp way-beyond the on/off mechanics and see into the past as well as the future.
The first glyph: 弥 – MI or BI, originates from the ancient Namu Amida Butsu, a prayer to Amida Buddha for a peaceful death – which on a GUN intimates a whole bunch of things, but in Japanese also means, “I worship Amida Buddha and follow his doctrine.” – or it means Maitreya (a bodhisattva) – and in a vulgar meaning it is a verb to jeer (at); to hoot; to boo; to catcall; to heckle – something a GUN can also do, so to speak.
The second glyph, 吉 – KICHI or KITSU can bit-flip depending on it’s position – it can be good luck or ill-omened, ominous, unlucky, black as night, sinister, bad luck, ill omen, inauspiciousness – which again, in the context of a GUN intimates even more… And in another location is a part Paladin: a man of incorruptible character.
Or it could be a family-name: Yayoshi 弥吉
UPDATE: And the winner is BornLib – for Yayoshi! Turns out it is a family name. I returned to the gun-shop and gave them the translation I had collected. The owner was there and thanked me, confimnring the seller of the gun was a Japanese-dude (or of that ancestry) with such a family name… At least now the new owner can be happily confident in his purchase of the, “Always Increasing Fortune” gun! Or whatever. 🙂
And it’s still a price I can’t afford in a caliber I don’t already have.