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Old 2nd July 2012, 09:08 PM   #27
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Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
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Hi Rick,

I found those pistols on the web; a dealer labeled them as sold.

Four original 1640's Austrian matchlocks in optimum, as-new condition (!), were sold right out of an arsenal, and for ridiculous prices (ca. 2,500 USD each) at an international auction in 2008.
They were undamaged original in all parts, including the ramrods!
I am convinced they had never even been fired (some images attached).

That may be double the sum of a replica, or a bit more - but what the heck! They are far better in quality, and imagine their great age and history!

They all went to dealers ...

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