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Old 30th April 2012, 03:43 PM   #8
Matchlock
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A highly interesting wrought-iron tiller arquebus with folding socket section (the wooden tiller stock missing), unlocked by a wing-nut for carrying on the shoulder. Large touch-hole molding, the barrel reinforced by various iron rings.
Overall length 45.5 cm, bore 12 mm, weight 2.9 kg.

Probably of Spanish make, mid-15th c., the tiller inscribed stating that it was deaccessioned by the former arsenal of the Castle of Montjuic, near Barcelona.

At the beginning of this thread, I posted another contemporary tiller arquebus from the same provenance, in my collection.

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