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Old 8th May 2014, 07:14 PM   #72
Matchlock
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Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
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Thank you so much, Marcus,

It was a pleasure to have such a quick and ready learner here, attending my objects!
I warned you though that these earliest firearms and accouterments definitely were highly contageous, in their massive, overwhelming physical presence - and arrayed in a perfect chonological succession which no museum in the world can ever match!
And that's a very sad fact! Since 1990, the date marking the German reunification, the official basic cultural German attitude has been to completely deny the fact that such extremely old and rare fireearms should be neither bought nor ever dispayed!!! No German museum is granted any financial aid any more to enable them and buy my singular collection unmatched worldwide!
Edged weapons and armor, on the other hand, still are considered to be 'morally inoffensive' and 'positive' - without any restrictions at all ... !

Best,
Michl
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