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Old 19th July 2014, 11:34 PM   #12
Matchlock
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The attachments depict the forerunner types of the 'long' arms discussed above, not yet fitted with reinforcing rings.
They are termed Bohemian pipe guns (German: Böhmische oder Hussiten-Pfeifen) dating from the 1430's
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The ones shown here are preserved at the Museum of Tabor, Czechia.

They all retain their rear original sockets, the hafts of the two on the image attached on top being modern replacements.
The socketed barrel shown on all images following the first is 42 cm long overall including the socket, its bore 20 mm.
A wrought iron! ball of that caliber excavated from a historic Hussite battleground is shown next to the muzzle.

For more on that type of longarms cf. my threads:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...montjuic+castle
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...hlight=montjuic
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