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Old 8th April 2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default An Early 15th C. Handgonne

The characteristically short two-stage barrel, with round forward stage and pronouncedly reinforced octagonal breech, late 14th century, ca. 1380-90, the staged figured stock probably early 15th c.
In the Historic Museum Moscow.

http://books.google.de/books?id=gUz...0barrel&f=false
The article originally published within the Osprey Book series, Medieval Russian Armies 1200-1500. Please see further attachments.

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Michael
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