Handgonne Arrows

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  1. Dec 13, 2018 #1

    jaxenro

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    Were the arrows used in the socket type handgonne's (see attached pic for example) or only the earlier vase type? Are there any contemporary paintings showing the socket type with arrows?
     

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    One other thing I was wondering about does the arrow shaft go all the way down the barrel to the powder charge? Seems like leaving an air space between powder and shaft might not be healthy
     
  3. Dec 15, 2018 #3

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    If you research 'musket arrows' you will see that arrows fired from handguns/muskets were in use into the 16th century.
     
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    Cool thanks
     
  5. Dec 17, 2018 #5

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    Here is a pic of supposedly one of the only known surviving originals. Gonne Arrow.JPG
     
  6. Dec 18, 2018 #6

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    So do we know if the fletching went in the barrel? Maybe wrapped around the shaft?
     
  7. Dec 18, 2018 #7

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    Natural fletching will bend the hand curve of the fletch. As an experiment, I once saw broadhead arrows shot out of a .410 shotgun, end of shell cut off & lead shot removed, nock sat in the wad cup. Needed a stout spine shaft ... but worked!
     

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