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Old 11th April 2012, 05:32 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Matchlock
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

I know this beautiful russian handgonne (пищаль). The caliber of this is 31 mm. the barrel length is 230 mm. The length of the stock is 1300 mm. The bore is a slightly expanded from rear to front side and it has irregular structure inside. Unfortunately, this showpiece has been stolen from the museum
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