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Old 22nd January 2014, 08:28 AM   #61
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Default A Wrought-iron Tiller Gun, ca. 1420-30

Short, round barrel of a small tiller arquebus (Viertelhaken), with round, reinforced breech, small round touch hole on top, a reinforcing ring at mid-section and a large plate at the muzzle. Traces of red lead minium paint retained.
The long rear integrally wrought iron tiller is now fragmented.
Overall length 30 cm, bore 24 mm.

This barrel may be only slihghtly younger than the earliest recorded actual gun, ca. 1400-10 - please see post #3 on page 1 and
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...handgun+1400-10

At Hermann Historica's Munich, 7. April 2008, lot 1032.


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