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I had not seen that thread before. Thank you for sharing!

19.6.2010. It. L-Arkebuse, kpl. ~ 1515.  1.jpg


This is one of the only original matchlocks I have come across with a lock in that configuration (lever and a serpentine going forward). I have only seen the questionably dated manuscript with it and replicas. Cool to see some historical evidence!
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I had not seen that thread before. Thank you for sharing!

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This is one of the only original matchlocks I have come across with a lock in that configuration (lever and a serpentine going forward). I have only seen the questionably dated manuscript with it and replicas. Cool to see some historical evidence!
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I forgot Michael posted one of these locks:
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Ethnographic Arms & Armour - View Single Post - A matchlock chronology, ca. 1520 to 1720
 
Pukka: With reference to the second gun posted in Michael's Link. Notice how the fluted barrel looks so similar to the much later Omani fluted barrels. You have to think that the Omani barrel makers received their inspiration from these very early designs.

Rick
 

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