Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Southeast Florida, USA
What do you make of these pistols from Dr. Lavin's book on page 222? He discuses the stocks on page 192.
..."appears to be directly descended from an earlier Brescian shoulder stock. The use of an almost identical pistol stock in Spain would seem to support this. However, no Spanish example of this stock appears until late in the seventeenth century in Ripoll or in the eighteenth century in Castilla (Plate 87). Extremely popular, it lasted until well into the nineteenth century, when the downward curve became more pronounced (Plate 88).