Lead Moderator European Armoury
Join Date: Dec 2004
Originally Posted by Fernando K
I wonder what that piece is decorated, retained by a screw, located in front of the bowl (pan) and its flange (bridge)
Affectionately. Fernando K
There is also one in front of the hammer base. They are finely filed. They are described as mirrors (espelhos=espejos). I ignore their pourpose ... decoration, protection, dust guards.
I can see similar ones in a pistol made in Oporto dated 1780 and also in one made in (Ex-Portuguese Indian territory) Goa in 1776. I will try and find out what they are for.