Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
I should add that I marked one word blue in the news magazine article: eingeschmolzen, meaning melted into the lead as an integral part.
This of course is complete rubbish, both semantically and technically/logically. After close inspection of about 25 of these items, a considerable number of which are in my own study collection, I can tell with authority that, in all probability, the lead coating was cold-hammered around the core of either stone or iron!