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Old 20th June 2012, 12:55 PM   #33
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Hi Eric,


I just came across a rather similar specimen, the tiller also made from wood:

http://www.webarcherie.com/forum/in...alete-ancienne/

and:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15730


That sample and yours might both be of French origin, adopting the old North Italian style!


Btw, just like the guy who originally posted this I am wondering about the use of the blunderbuss-like mouthed opening of the bolt housing, which also seems to have been equiped with a sort of bead foresight ?! (bottom attachment).

Any thoughts?


Best,
Michael
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