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Old 19th July 2014, 11:48 PM   #13
Matchlock
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On top:
Two good close-ups of the notably swamped muzzle section of the round wrought iron barrel;

Following:
Three contemporary sources of illustration;

- ca. 1450;

- Eberhard Windeck, Das Buch von Kaiser Sigismund (illuminated manuscript, Sotheby's, 7.7.2009;
cf.
http://www.handschriftencensus.de/9134),
folio 140r, The battle of Kratzau, with Hans von Polenz (the captain of the Silesian army) and his forces overwhelming those of the Hussites and their armored carriages in a bloody battle (11 November 1429);
illustrations from the workshop of Diebold Lauber,
ca. 1445-50
;

and

- Tiller guns, ca. 1450; from:
Martial d'Auvergne, Vigiles de Charles VII, king 1422-61.

Please also see my threads:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...hlight=montjuic
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18781


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