Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
A recent acquisition for my collection:
A very rare and early matchlock mechanism, Northern Italy, ca. 1500. This one has no screws yet, its all rivets. The delicate serpentine has not yet a wingnut, and the sear and long bar trigger are wrought of one single piece. As I said: no screws or threads yet.
The piece of match cord is an original.
Length of the lock plate: 12.7 cm